Abstract stress

peacockStressing out about what our world has become.  Most of my sketches have been abstract but today I pulled a peacock out of the fire.


Postcards from mom

postcard 2

A blogger I follow sends hand drawn postcards to various individuals.  He records the cards and indicates who received the cards.  Years ago I sent hand drawn cards to one friend who was dying and I could not go to see her.  The blogger’s post revived my interest in sending cards to family…anything that will get me moving again.

The blogger draws from life…my early cards were from photos of Buddhas, these will be a mixture.  This is watercolor pencil on watercolor postcard stock…I sent my first card off to my son without recording it.  This is the second , I am sending it to my daughter.

Jack in the pulpit

Jack in the pulpitWhen we moved into our home, there was a jack-in-the-pulpit in the garden behind the house.  It has since died, but the first couple of years we lived here, I did sketches of it.  This is a monotype I printed out today to celebrate a very beautiful spring day.

The print is white sulphite block print paper.  I used Speedball water based printing inks and tracing paper hand cut stencils.