Thursday, December 4, 2014

Heading to Texas!

Well Hello Texas!
I'm happy to say I'll be exhibiting at the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar in Austin.
Show dates are December 16-24
Come to the Palmer Event Center, hours are 11-11 every day.

And I made some special things for you...

Each linoleum block print on canvas is 4" square.  A tiny piece of art for a stocking stuffer, or group a bunch to really make a statement.

Take a look at all the good things you can see and hear on their website
See you soon!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Three reds and a blue. (sold)

There is something about these step stools that make folks feel a little warm and fuzzy.  My Grandmother had one, and perhaps you had one in your house.  They remind me of cookie batter, and home perms.

These little 4" square canvases are $30 each, or if you are quick, you can have all four for $100.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

2000, 2014, & 2024 (sold)

I've crossed the 2000 mark!
That seems like a good reason to post this little trio.
Blah, is (elle)ement #2000
#2014 is the king polar bear.
And #2024, just because the intense raspberry red has my heart today. 

These and all my work will be heading with me to Kentuck this weekend.
See you in Northport, AL.

Friday, September 26, 2014

A change in pattern (sold)

I just can't do it anymore!!

Well, that was a little dramatic.  Let's just say I'm going to switch things up a little around here.  Although posting an (elle)ement a day sounds like a good plan, I've found that I haven't kept up with my main page, at all.

No posts since when?  April?  Sheesh.  And let's not even discussed my long forgotten website.  You may not even know I have a website, well, that's due for some major changes too.

So, my plan, (and it is as always subject to change) is to post a few (elle)ements here from time to time.  You are welcome to contact me about buying a piece, or a group, or to even commission a special piece by emailing me at

Until next time, here is 6, just to mend your broken hearts!

Your hearts are a wee bit broken aren't they?

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

#1681 (sold)

A little play of green on green.  With a bit of text from the pattern paper making a statement, just for fun.

Monday, September 22, 2014

#1611 (sold)

I've been so busy making these little babies that I'm forgetting to post them.
Today's is a magnolia on a washy yellow background.
I'll do my best to remember tomorrow!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

#1616 (sold)

A big graphic chunk of a star in bone over a blue grey.  The little bit of text is the give away that this was printed on dress pattern tissue.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

#1680 (sold)

Tree branches over a midnight blue.  Printed on pattern tissue, which explains the straight black lines.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

#1612 (sold)

Today's piece is even a little softer than it looks here.  Pale violet over a soft sage green.  Sometimes you need a quiet little one.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

#1595 (sold)

Here's a snappy little black and white piece.
For those of you who like things a little more black and white.

Monday, September 8, 2014

#1641 (sold)

The Big E
Originally part of an eye chart I carved in linoleum for a "Four Eyes" piece.
The folks at crayola would probably call this periwinkle over aqua.
Have a happy Monday.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

#1626 (sold)

A view of the buildings just above a street market in France.
Black on dress pattern tissue.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014


For all the southern belles, a magnolia on a pale aqua background.
Happy Friday!  See you next week.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

#1655 (sold)

It's pretty clear that this piece was printed on a dress pattern.  This piece was originally carved for a multi colored reductive linoprint called "Kiss Kiss". The woman is my grandmother, the one who I still think of when I see sewing patterns.

I can still hear the sound of her "good scissors" cutting through fabric and paper.

Monday, August 25, 2014


A little bit of a chrysanthemum in grey on mauve.  A soft, subtle one.

Friday, August 22, 2014

#1607 (sold)

This (elle)ement began a a part of a bigger piece titled "The Button Pusher."
Black on a washy yellow background. 

And, just for grins, here is the piece this block was made for. 

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

#1665 (sold)

Just a little blue.
Or is it a blue sky kinda day?
I guess it's up to you

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


A little lemon to get your day off to a good start.  Grey over bright translucent yellow.  Now, up and attem!

Monday, August 18, 2014


A warm mid grey target almost shimmers over the peacock blue background.  Or it does in real life anyway.  Let's get this week started!

Friday, August 15, 2014


Sometimes they're just pretty.
A bunch of roses, in deep burgundy and coral.

Thursday, August 14, 2014


A little fire engine red to brighten things up.  A paisley pattern printed on rice paper is laid over the background.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


#1627 is a pale grey damask pattern over a soft plum.
With lots of crinkles and interesting things.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


A red scribble, a red rose?
I guess it depends on your point of view.

Monday, August 11, 2014


Today's piece has a calligraphic swirl as it's focus.  Lavender over a pale turquoise.
Kinda dreamy. 

Friday, August 8, 2014


Here is a special one for a Friday afternoon.
A girl with polka dotted hair over a lemon lime background.
And hey, she's #1600!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Tuesday, August 5, 2014


A smoky. washy grey in the background with a delicate lace pattern over top.
A simple neutral grey, it will play well with others.

Monday, August 4, 2014


Today's (elle) is a scene from the South of France.  It was carved and printed on rice paper over a warm, almost red background.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Just a few ideas...

At the last couple of shows I've had friends come up to me and ask, "Just what is an (elle)ement anyway?"  They've seen them show up on Facebook day after day, but couldn't quite get it, or couldn't figure out their size from the pictures.  Other people just choke at how to build an interesting looking group.  So, let's clear that up, shall we?

(Elle)ements are 4" square canvases that you hang on the wall. They are linoleum block prints on canvas, I carve and print each one by hand.  You will find many with similar designs, but each is an original, and none are exactly the same.  As far as hanging them, all it really takes is a pushpin, or a couple of tiny nails and you're done. As for how to group them, here are a few ideas...

By color, you can hardly go wrong with the almost monochromatic display above.  Straight up red, with a few leaning towards orange or violet.

Or, you can keep it fairly similar, and add another color for contrast, like the yellows above. You'll note that the blah in the top left hand corner seems repeated from the photo above, but is actually a different  piece with a different background.

You can group a bunch of cool ones together, with just that tiny pop of red.  The group above would look great in a cool blue or grey bathroom, or bedroom.

Blah blah blah, you could repeat the same image, like the blahs above.  And I tell you, I really, really want to do a huge group of these for a lawyer's office one day...or perhaps a newspaper editor.  What do I consider a huge group? A couple hundred or more...on a boardroom wall perhaps?

Sometimes you can just group by their value, and by that I don't mean money, but how deep or pale they are.  You can sneak in something like octopus legs with flourishes, and flowers, and it still looks lovely and romantic.

And the best thing is you can just mix them all up, and fit them into that weird spot, that just needs to sing.

So, there you go, (Elle)ements 101

And if you want to buy one, or a bunch, they are still $25 each, send an email to to purchase. Thanks!