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!