The Prints go to the theatre
Starting today you can see the prints of Sarka and Lisa and myself at the Flato Markham Theatre. They are open Monday to Saturday, 11:00 to 6:00 and of course in the evening if you take in a show! I have 12 prints at the theatre and yesterday I was rather dreading wrapping them all up in paper so they wouldn't get damaged while I drove them over. I've always thought of making reusable envelopes with duct tape and bubble wrap, but I don't have nearly enough bubble wrap. Then I remembered that thanks to my daughters monster making adventures, I have bags of polar fleece and the use of her sewing machine. Why did I not think of this before! It only took a couple of hours to sew up twelve bags. I'm not a skilled sewer, believe me, but polar fleece is forgiving and they're so much more colourful than bubble wrap!
Earth Laughs IN Flowers
It's finally spring here and that rare time of year when the sun is warm, but not hot and the mosquitos haven't woken up yet. Things are sprouting in the garden, but I'm much more successful with carved linocut flowers than real ones. My dog Basel likes to dig nice sleeping holes and rest in with the flowers and herbs. He's actually dug up my herb garden so many times that all I have left are the chives. Herbs must be especially nice to sleep with. This form of landscaping is not really pleasing to the human eye. If only I could teach him how to only dig out weeds.
This large linocut makes up for my lack of flowers in the garden. It fits in a 16 by 20 inch mat and is done with water soluble printers in and lots of individually carved stamps.
© Laurel Martin 2010