Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Lisa Larson poodle

I am absolutely NOT turning into a crazy poodle lady just because I have a poodle now but I had my eye on this 50's Lisa Larson earthware ceramic poodle for a while and I just got it on eBay! Lisa Larson is a Swedish ceramic artist and one of my main sources of inspiration (and Oliver is my toy poodle and one of my main sources of joy)

Monday, March 21, 2011

The peacock and the dove

 A few weeks ago I was looking for something in my old school stuff and found 3 linoleum blocks I carved for a 3 color separation print. I carved them about 8 years ago when I was in school and even built a wood frame for them to keep them in place while printing. The image was of a peacock. It got me in the mood for some carving and I made this dove block. I think it came out pretty good but my inks are old and not great. I'm going to buy ink and try and reprint the peacock. The dove might look nice in white ink on a black t-shirt... I will post again when Ill get ink.

the dove block
dove test prints
the peacock blocks

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Help Japan

 I got a touching email today from my best most wonderful friend in Japan Ai Miki. She is volunteering to send packages of basic every day needs to the north. Everybody is afraid and in immediate danger. You might feel that a strong country like Japan doesn't need your help but people are going without food power or heat, the old and the sick without medication and babies without diapers. This is a real crisis and it might get worst. If you can help please do. You can donate to any kind of global crisis organization but if you want to be sure your money will get there you can give it directly to the Japanese Red Cross (like I did). Ai wrote "I'm carrying "emergency backpack" that I packed Koushirou's milk and diapers and water, and things to make a fire, all the survival kit...everywhere to go now everyday because we still have strong earthquakes 3 times in a day somewhere in Japan lately... How crazy is that! Sooo heavy..LOL" Stay strong Ai and Kuni and baby Koushiro and everybody in Japan! 
We are thinking about you every day.