Jul 1 2014

Love

On Wednesday June 26th the first legal same sex marriages were performed in my home state of Indiana. The joy was almost palpable in the air! I was so excited and happy for everyone that I immediately started working on a special block print to celebrate. My uncles who have been together for more than 30 years recently got legally married in another state, so I understand how much this can mean to real families.

But then a federal appeals court issued an emergency order Friday halting the marriages pending the outcome of an appeal of a federal judge’s ruling that found the state’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional…

I have continued to work on the design, my efforts to support our LGBT friends and family redoubled. I am offering this print as both a blank greeting card, and framed in a 5″x7″ frame and one dollar from every card purchased and 2 dollars from every framed print purchased I will donate to the Tri-State Alliance, a social service and educational organization that serves the diverse GLBT communities of Southwestern IN, Western KY and Southern IL.

I will have these for sale locally next Saturday at Hand Prints, and will also happily take as many custom orders as I can handle. The rainbow will vary slightly each time I roll out the ink, but that is in my mind all part of the fun!

If you don’t want a card or print please feel free to donate directly to theĀ Tri-State Alliance, or whatever local support group you favor.

Cards are $4 each and 5″x7″ frames are $10.

*I am not affiliated with the Tri-State Alliance in any way. I just think they are doing good work and want to support them!


Jun 6 2014

Hand Prints 2014

Here is the call to artists for the third annual Hand Prints printmaking show and sale.

http://tacodoom.tumblr.com/post/86017217349/the-arts-council-of-doom-presents

No booth fees and no commission! Hope to see some of you there!


May 8 2014

Life and Death

My newest print was created for my Alma Mater’s Printmaking Portfolio Exchange. I was invited to participate as a guest artist and it was so much fun! The students are all producing really great work right now. I chose to make a two plate block print for the event which was loosely self portrait themed. I took the theme very loosely and made it about the cycle of life and death which is something we are all a part of.

The black and grey ink version is limited edition. 13 of 15 were included in the portfolio exchange. I plan to explore other color variations soon!


May 6 2014

Spring

Wow, I haven’t posted in a while, huh? I will admit that there was a lull in my art production over the winter, but this spring has been bustling with artistic activity! I taught my first printmaking class, did some really fun new digital art pieces, and made these new spring veggie block print greeting cards!

 


Sep 3 2013

Griffin

I finished the block I started carving at the Alhambra Arts and Music Festival! I think it turned out pretty nice. Let me know what you think!

I will have these for sale at Fall Yart on October 19th. If anyone would like one sooner I’d be happy to create a custom Etsy listing or arrange for local pickup. $15 unframed in any color (11×14 paper size). $25-$40 framed.

Griffin block and the first test print!

Griffin looking stunning in brown and gold

Gold on white paper version

 

 


Aug 30 2013

Alhambra Arts and Music Fest

Tomorrow from 12-6pm I am going to be at the Alhambra Arts and Music Festival! I will be selling my art and also demonstrating part of the process of transforming these two sketches into an intaglio etching and a block print.

After the festival, check back here to see the finished prints and find out where you can see them in person!


Jul 9 2013

Hand Prints


Jun 3 2013

CALL TO ARTISTS

Reserve your booth at Hand Prints, Saturday July 27th, our 2nd annual printmaking show and sale. No booth fees! Check the link for more info :)

http://tacodoom.tumblr.com/HandPrints


Apr 25 2013

An evening in the studio


Apr 19 2013

New fox block print finished!