Category Archives: linoleum block prints

“Awakening” in Warm Autumn Colors

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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Decorate Your Autumn Table With a Tortie Tablecloth

Handmade of unbleached cotton muslin, this little accent tablecloth is 36″ x 36″ and has the same image, “The Roundest Eyes”, printed and hand-tinted four times, one on each corner. It is signed and dated below the design and has my handwritten “label” reading “handmade, hand-printed, hand-painted” and the year. Washing instructions are included on […]

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Hemp and Jute Wildlife Tote Bags

I’ve been enjoying trying out the various pre-made tote bags I can purchase to print on. I’ve always wanted to see my lady leopard, “Yes?”, on a burlap bag and in my searches found various large and small bags in hemp and jute, lined and unlined, large and small. I imprinted a few bags to […]

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Fun New Hand-Printed Wrapping Paper, “Colorful Tabbies”

“Tabbies” is a linoleum block print, and each sheet of paper is hand-printed on 100# Kraft paper that is 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. Because these designs are larger this wrapping paper […]

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Tortie Girls Tees for a Colorful Summer

These white cotton tees are hand-printed with a linoleum block, then hand-painted to resemble the coloring of my tortie girls, Cookie and Kelly. I sign and number each shirt, just as I would a print on paper. Fabric is lightweight 100% organic African cotton and made in Tanzania bought in a huge lot by Dharma […]

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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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