Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Farm Stand

Here's a fresh woodblock print that's so very summer! In the rush to complete all the work for the show I ironed the prints between 2 papers to speed ink drying time! (Thanks Gretchen... she gave me the tip and it does work if repeated over a few days and no steam) Anyway, ink had to dry before painting could begin.
This print makes me yearn for the farmer's market... should be opening in a week or 2. Inspires me to grow a veg garden! (have only done basil and tomatoes thus far). I love wandering around those places with the warm weather, acoustic live music and all the colors of the stalls. Usually, the only thing I leave with are fresh flowers and kettle corn :)
My son's 6th birthday is coming up and he wants a pinata in the back yard.... we'll steal away today and start gathering party stuff while he's at school. The hardest part is finding a hiding place - he's got epic gift radar :) Happy hump day!

6 comments:

willow said...

I am nutty for woodblock prints and this one is fabulous! Yes! So very summer. Love it.

Jeane said...

I'm with Willow - this is fabulous!

tangled sky studio said...

this print makes my mouth water.....i can almost taste the sun warmed produce....that and those two stylish gals look like they are having a grand time!

beth

Martha Miller said...

pretty!!!

artslice said...

Thanks so much, ladies!!! I hope to take photos at Pike Place Market in Seattle next month and do more of this subject. LOVE the flower market there.

dogimo said...

Awesome! There's something about this that seems vibrant and alive in a way that reminds me of 70's childrens books with urban settings. In fact the more I look at it I feel it's telling some inscrutable story!