The squirrels planted gourd seeds throughout the yard and this is one of the successful ones.  (at Kurtts Garden)

The squirrels planted gourd seeds throughout the yard and this is one of the successful ones. (at Kurtts Garden)

Raised beds are slowly paying off with a nice little crop of carrots.  (at Kurtts Garden)

Raised beds are slowly paying off with a nice little crop of carrots. (at Kurtts Garden)

Contribute to the good of the world today and create something beautiful. Doesn’t even have to be tangible.  (Taken with instagram)

Contribute to the good of the world today and create something beautiful. Doesn’t even have to be tangible. (Taken with instagram)

Nicole is spray painting frames to hold prints.  (Taken with instagram)

Nicole is spray painting frames to hold prints. (Taken with instagram)

Gardenia carving underway.  (Taken with instagram)

Gardenia carving underway. (Taken with instagram)

The artist proof of the Azalea print. This is the next flower in my Southern Flora series.
This will be an edition of 50. 

The artist proof of the Azalea print. This is the next flower in my Southern Flora series.

This will be an edition of 50. 

Mixing ink for Azalea print.  (Taken with instagram)

Mixing ink for Azalea print. (Taken with instagram)

New experimental monoprint series I’m calling the “Sunshine.” What this involves is a lot of blocks all at the same height but some have been carved, some are just flat and I’m letting the wood grain show through. More to come…

Over christmas i got a great little cart to hold/roll the press around on. It also has a great little shelf below where i can store supplies and scrap paper. A much needed addition to the workshop!

Over christmas i got a great little cart to hold/roll the press around on. It also has a great little shelf below where i can store supplies and scrap paper. A much needed addition to the workshop!

Starting to experiment with some monotypes inspired by Richard Diebenkorn’s Ocean Park series. I have a drawing that i put under the plexiglass, then I apply ink to the plexiglass sticking to my drawing as best as I can, then running the plate through the press. The fun of a monotype is its the best of both worlds; printmaking and painting. It’s a really fun way to experiment with mark making and get interesting and unexpected results. I’m looking forward to working on lots more of these.