I've been working on new product designs here at home, and while some of them are time more consuming, I did need to get a few more things added to my Honeysuckle Lane Etsy shop.
(round make-do pincushion)
I dug out the designs that I carved a couple years ago and made more hand-pulled prints.
I like the textural look I get when printing on watercolor paper.
(strawberry make-do pincushion)
My block print designs are based on antique pincushions that I own (the pincushion clamp and the round pincushion) and one that I made that was inspired by antiques I have seen elsewhere (strawberry make-do pincushion).
(part of my pincushion collection)
I also printed more of my pumpkins.
I loved making these and I am coming out with new block print designs this fall.
These were inspired by the fabric pumpkins that I have been making for several years.
The baskets and urns were inspired by early fraktur work designs.
If you like these, you may see them and read the full descriptions here.
A purchase of the entire set of three (pincushions or pumpkins) will entitle you to a free block print as seen below:
I was looking back through my blog posts, and I think I started relief printmaking in middle of 2008 because I posted a little about it here.
Well, I guess I'd better get back to work. I have a few special orders to finish and my notebook of designs is begging to come to life as actual objects and curiosities. :)
Take Care and God Bless,