Jan 7, 2011

Well looky what I found!

I was looking in my closet among the ancient papers and junk for our marriage cert. so that Comcast would let my husband hook up digital in his own house...don't even ask. I'm surprised they didn't ask for DNA samples. Anyway, I found this neat-o little linoleum block I carved waaaaaay back when I was 17 years old. That is a long time ago. It is a picture of a monk harvesting wheat. I had a thing for Medieval art and still do.

I rolled some linoblock/screen printing ink for fabric on and printed on some old shirt fabric I had laying around. The linoleum block is cracked. I thought maybe I could fix that with some Elmer's but no go. It's 32 years old so I'm lucky it printed anything. I'm not sure how long these things last.


Delighted Hands said...

So cool! I remember making one-not nearly so artistic back in art class. Do they even make linoleum any more?!! Glad you got to make a print with it anyway.

Terry said...

What a great find. I like the prints.

Mine wern't nearly as artistic either,

Spinning Out of Control said...

Oh yeah, you can still get linoblocks. I got myself some yesterday with my Pearl's gift cert. :) There was a really cool exhibit at the art museum in Deland of an artist who does woodcut block. They were beautiful! And a good friend of mine is a linoblock artist. I'll post a picture of a print he did for Ger and I.

knittingdragonflies said...

Oh how beautiful! I love this!!! And the colors really make it sing!

Lumi 9 said...

Enjoying the blog. Very free spirited. Keep it up!