Category Archives: linoleum block prints

Take Time for Handwritten Notes on Handprinted Tabbies Note Cards

While you’re socially isolating, why not write notes and mail them to friends? Imagine the excitement at going to the mailbox and finding a piece of personal mail from a friend! These 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ note cards are hand-printed on over a dozen different paper colors in both pastel and bright tones of yellow, pink, […]

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Whale Tail, a Tiny Linoleum Block Print

I love the photos of whale breaches that tell the “whale’s tale” and I wanted to find the essence of the moment, just the whale’s tail, the water and the sky. “Whale Tail II” is a simplified, iconic image of a whale’s tail breaching the waves with the clouds over the water in the background. […]

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Hand-printed Valentine Cards Inspired by Valentine Candy Hearts

Candy hearts-inspired Valentines with kitty messages—what could be a better Valentine for cat lovers? Each is hand-printed so be sure to order early. 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 […]

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“Window Kitty, Snowy Night” Seasonal Card

This card is a hand-printed linoleum block print, based on the actual scene that met me many snowy nights when I came home from my day job and seeing one of my kitties in silhouette, Sally for many years, then Sophie, then Kelly, sitting on the windowsill at the big casement window facing north, the […]

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The Artist’s Life: About Linoleum Block Printing

I wrote up basic information about block printing because people ask me to explain so often, and others are interested in giving it a try. I really enjoy working in this medium and I can free myself from the traditional media and a greater realism in rendering. I like the contrast of one solid color […]

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“Awakening” in Warm Autumn Colors

Cool nights and pleasant sunny days make me think of autumn even though it’s still August. I looked at my framed version of this print and knew it was time to share this hand-tinted color combination. When I created this 16″ round linoleum block print in 2004, I’d intended for it to be versatile. Beginning […]

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Celebrate Those Tortie Girls With a Set of Hand-tinted Linoleum Block Prints

“The Tortie Girls” are hand printed, hand tinted linoleum block prints of my two tortoiseshell cats, one very round and one very slender, “The Goddess” and “The Roundest Eyes”. Each Image is 8″ x 12″, with mat and frame outside dimensions 16″ x 20″. As you know, I am unendingly inspired by my houseful of […]

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Tiny Linoleum Block Prints, Whale Tail I and II

I love the photos of whale breaches, but I just wanted to find the essence of the moment, just “the whale’s tail, the water and the sky. “Whale Tail I” and “Whale Tail II” is a simplified, iconic image of a whale’s tail breaching the waves with the clouds over the water in the background. […]

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Featured Artwork: Kelly’s Morning Bath ~ The Creative Cat

The morning sun reminds me of years ago when that lilac was very small and I had an inspiration one morning watching Kelly at her bath in the sun by that window, and I actually found the reference photos I’d taken on that morning that became this design. Since I’ve been able to browse my […]

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Decorate Your 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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