Shoreline

Something new for me. Rather than an engraving, a lithoprint using a ‘Pronto-plate’.

This was a 2 colour trial print titled ‘Shoreline’. Still lots and lots and lots to learn.

CHRISTMAS GREETINGS!!!!

A favourite Christmas print, my youngest daughter’s first limited edition. She drew, dad engraved and we pulled a proof. She coloured it in, dad engraved plates for the colours then we printed.

Santa has grown chubbier since then; dad, not quite as much. She’s still quite cute!

 

 

Rainy days…

The Archipelago on the east side of Georgian Bay gets its share of rain. This past week we had lots of it and spent many hours under a tarp drawing. We even had a black bear stalk us, moving from island to island around us then sneaking into our camp from behind. My extensive repertoire of bear chasing noises had him leave in a hurry.

In praise of patience…

A friend told me that at my parents’ Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary he asked my dad what the secret was to being married that long. My dad said that it was ‘Easy, just get married and wait!’

Apparently having a cool newspaper is the same. I bought this fifty years ago (with my pre-kindergarten milk money…honest) and have moved it around all these years.

I can’t imagine thinking about 2019 when I bought it.