Category Archives: linoleum block prints

May Featured Artwork and Desktop Calendar: Kelly’s Morning Bath

You’re probably familiar with “The Roundest Eyes”, a block print inspired by Kelly. She also inspired another block print—the “Kelly’s Morning Bath” prints were the first feline pictorial block print I designed all the way back in 1998, even before The Tortie Girls duo of block prints in 2001. I’d featured “Kelly’s Morning Bath” just […]

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A Spring “Awakening”

When I created this 16″ round linoleum block print in 2004, I’d intended for it to be versatile. Beginning with my Tortie Girls block prints a few years previous I’d worked out the mechanics of printing on rice paper that could be hand-tinted to add color in various media, from dustings of pastel to watercolors […]

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Hand-printed Valentine Cards Inspired by Valentine Candy Hearts

I usually print these little linocuts in earth tones or “tabby colors”, but I’ve been itching to use brights and pastels and all sorts of combinations with them. I decided they made cute valentines and that’s a great reason to create hand-printed cards in magenta on pink, violet, magenta and red card stock, embellished with […]

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Add a Little Tortitude to Your Kitchen With Tortie Girls Trays

Today when Mimi and I stepped out to feed the birds it reminded me so much of the mornings I had spent out there with Cookie and later Kelly. I held off feeding the birds, got my stuff before the sun moved any higher, and was especially gratified when, in photographing the trays together, a […]

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Warm, Happy, Food: November Feline Sampler Box

My November 2016 Feline Sampler Box features feature warm colors, earth tones, and the idea of giving thanks, feeling safe, warm, comfortable, well fed, with family or loved ones. Contents Click the photo to see an enlarged version. I choose contents to give you the most variety in each item. I take into account not […]

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Mimi Likes It: Meowy Cat’s Mess Hand-printed Wrapping Paper

Meowy Cats Mess is a linoleum block print, and each sheet of paper is hand-printed on 100# Kraft paper that are more or less 24″ x 30″; my paper is 30″ wide, and I do my best to cut it from the roll at 24″, usually a little generous. About the artwork This 5″ x […]

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“Awakening” in Warm Autumn Colors and More

When I created this 16″ round linoleum block print in 2004, I’d intended for it to be versatile. Beginning with my Tortie Girls block prints a few years previous I’d worked out the mechanics of printing on rice paper that could be hand-tinted to add color in various media, from dustings of pastel to watercolors […]

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Warm Autumn Colors for “Awakening”

When I created this 16″ round linoleum block print in 2004, I’d intended for it to be versatile. Beginning with my Tortie Girls block prints a few years previous I’d worked out the mechanics of printing on rice paper that could be hand-tinted to add color in various media, from dustings of pastel to watercolors […]

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Handmade, Hand Printed, “The Roundest Eyes” Tablecloth

Handmade, Hand Printed, “The Roundest Eyes” Tablecloth. Made of unbleached cotton muslin, this little accent tablecloth is 36″ x 36″ and has the same image printed four times, one on each side. It is signed and dated below the design and has my handwritten “label” reading “handmade, hand-printed, hand-painted” and the year.

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July Featured Artwork and Desktop Calendar: “Tortie Girls”

It’s summer and it’s time for Tortie Girls! The gold and orange and yellow of tortoiseshell cats may seem more of an autumn theme, but for me those bright colors always meant summer and sunshine so they are a purr-fect choice for a summer desktop calendar. “The Goddess” Well, everyone knows a fat cat who […]

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