Saturday, 30 March 2013

good news/bad news

The bad news is my gimp program has stopped working on my computer and I am unable to download a new one for various and sundry boring reasons.  This is why I haven't been posting.  This blog is primarily a cartoon blog.  And now I can't make cartoons.

We're just going to have to bite the bullet and buy a new computer.  *sigh*.

The GOOD news is I finally just did it--after years of wanting to, I went ahead and ordered all the supplies I need to start block printing.  !!!

And one night while the kids were asleep, I took them out and began to experiment.

These are the first shapes I carved out--little rustic woodsy trees.  And some blobby bunnies.

Practicing on an old pillow case...

More practicing...

Getting a little better.  Except that the bunnies look nothing like bunnies, not bad huh? (if you ignore the uneven inkyness) (and the diagonal pine tree trunk)

By this time it was so late so I had to stop and go to bed.

I plan on printing curtains, pillow cases, duvet covers, and canvas totes!!

So excited.


  1. that is so exciting, and I love the prints! the diagonal pine is totally legit in my opinion, pines off'n lean. yay, I can't wait to try this with you!!

  2. I too think the diagonal pine is legit. How fun!! I think you should do a bird one!! Like plump round ones and pear shaped ones and all sorts of shapes! All sitting in a row on a power line... Is that too unoriginal? I can't help it, I like bird stuff!

  3. So cool! I love it. I know the deep excitement of doing something you've always wanted to do! I also don't think the pine looks weird. I LOVE them!

  4. 9 out of 10 pine trees say they prefer a good organic lean, I hear. Lovely stuff!