Monday, November 28, 2011

New Stuff at Society6

This little painting and more are now available as prints at a great site called Society6! I've never been one for reproductions and really prefer to offer original art. But, after many requests (thank you, y'all know who you are ;) I thought it was time to offer prints of paintings and art quilt, past and present. You can visit here. Check it out!

ps look for me as 'teaandinkstudio' over at Society6. Blogger won't let me post a direct link right now. ug.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Presenting... A Turkey Art Show!

Lovely turkey hand print

A plea from the turkeys... think veggies!

Cutout homework

Our son's lovely turkey that poses the question... 'What are you thankful for?'

Happy Thanksgiving to one and all!! Today, I'm slicing up celery and carrots to dip in ranch dressing... and making the Lovely Ginger Cake a la Nikki McClure from her book, How to Bake the Perfect Day. (whoops, I don't have fresh ginger or cloves... and my son downed the whipped cream in a can last night we were bringing for the pumpkin pie at Grandma's house. Off to the grocery store.) Have a great day :)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

November Painted Prints

Here's a new print, fresh off the press! This is a beautiful little beach garden we passed by while exploring the town of Newport, OR. My daughter had to stop and admire all the blooms :)

Here's a state print of Bonfire of the Fish Spirits, painted. Usually, I print on scrap paper and later play around with color while waiting for ink to dry on the revised version. Just couldn't decide what colors the fish will be.

We're getting ready for Thanksgiving around here... mom's cooking the turkey. Every one's afraid I'll buy a Tofurkey and call it good :) Some people just don't understand vegetarians! I actually baked some lovely butternut squash last night and may make enchiladas with it to bring for the big day. I'm also making a Gingerbread Cake from Nikki McClure's tiny little cookbook. Have a wonderful, happy turkey day!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Bonfire of the Fish Spirits- Carved Version

Originally this image was an art quilt... but, I really like this one and thought it would translate nicely into a woodcut. Here is the actual carved Shina wood. I printed this version, made some revisions and have printed the final cut. (oh, that IS relief printmaker lingo :) So, I'm going to share as soon as the ink is dry and have painted.

On another note, we are expecting our first big snow storm (already had a dusting that melted) so, today I've been getting ready... sweeping all the pine needles that fell after a nasty windstorm. (It's much easier to shovel snow without those things on the ground - and I'll be doing the shovel duty so, I'm making it easier on my arms.) Also moved all the patio/deck stuff out of the elements. Plus, we went grocery shopping, returned the library movies and bought some scrap booking stuff for Christmas pages. A swimming playdate was cancelled this afternoon because of the forecast and as of 5:15pm, still not snowing. Hmmn.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Robots, etc

Here are a few of the little guys I'm making for the Tinman Gallery's artist ornament show that always opens the day after Thanksgiving. I still have to stuff, sew on eyeballs and tweak a few more embellishments. Due: November 15!

Here's the sweater I've been knitting and it's such a fun, easy pattern! (inspired by Amanda at
Soulemama and Beth at Tangled Sky Studio :) They have both made this sweater and I couldn't resist... just had to have my own! If it actually looks good on me, I'm planning on knitting another.

Happy Friday... and long weekend.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

November Comes Creeping in...

Halloween was such a whirlwind this year... parties all day at school, ballet with more Halloween fun and of course - trick or treating. I'm still coming down from all the hoopla :)

Today is snow tire day. After several years with the 'all weather' tires, and many slips/slides and near accidents, this year will be different! Hopefully they will keep me mobile, therefore keeping the winter blues at bay for a bit longer.

I've got a few things to share this week... knitting, ornaments and new woodcuts. Stay tuned!