Tuesday, December 29, 2015


I finally started printing my Year of the Goat (Sheep) print from last year, well this year - 2015.  It's time to start thinking about next year's Year of the Monkey print, so I thought I'd better do this year's first.

I had already had the image scratched onto an acrylic plate.  I'd used some thinner acrylic then I'd ever used before.  If I remember right, it was all they had at the hardware store at the time.

Before I wiped the ink off - don't want to spoil the surprise!

It seemed to be okay, until I started running it through the press.

Sorry for the blurry image.

Sorry this one is blurry too.
As you can see in the pictures, after about only 25 prints, the edges are starting to deteriorate and break up.

I stopped for the day.  I hope it still prints next time I start up again.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Friday, December 04, 2015


Here's an ink and watercolor sketch I did of a neighborhood house.

Thursday, December 03, 2015


Finished the quilting on this little quilt today.  [72" by 48"]

Here's a picture with the binding on, but not turned to the back yet.

Quilting close-up

Wednesday, December 02, 2015


I had to break down and buy some new fabric for the backing.

I got it pinned on Monday and started free-motion quilting it on Tuesday.

On the front side I'm using a bright varigated mult-colored thread and on the back it will just be gray,

Here we go...