Saturday, April 28, 2012

diy - CD Cover - Part One

Meet Terry... Terry is a banjo picker, fiddler, all around nice guy (it seems) and he just commissioned us to help him with his DIY CD Cover! As Terry isn't a visual artist, we are doing rubber stamps/print blocks for him and he will doing the printing himself.

We will be sharing the progress of the cd cover as we go along in several posts so be sure to come back to see it transform!

Step 1: Drawing
First we trace the image.  Terry provided several photos of himself and his bandmate Lisa Alcott. We felt these photos worked the best with the size of the cover and because of their clarity.

After we trace the image, we transfer it onto a linoleum block or in this case we are using rubber Speedball Speedy-Cut blocks. To transfer it we place graphite paper over the block, then line up our traced imaged and then trace over it again.  Sometimes we might have to scan the image and make size adjustments, reprint it, then trace over that image.  After that we go over it with marker and add any other elements we have like in this case the text banner, bow and fiddle.

Next we start cutting! But you'll have to wait to see that in a day or two! Meanwhile you should check out Terry playing the banjo in this video...

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

In the works...

 Tattoo themed prints by Mr. Hare

 The "Song" Poem Painting... getting there slowly but surely.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

New Release!

Check out the new Medusa Head linocut print by Mr. Neil Stavely!
Available of course at the Horse & Hare etsy shop.

Did you know that Medusa wasn't always the hideous, scary monster we know her to be?
She was actually a very beautiful mortal and one of three sisters known as the Gorgons.
Ugliness befell on her from a curse. Basically she pissed off the Goddess Athena who punished her by turning her hair into snakes and making her so ugly that whoever looked at her eyes would turn to stone. 
Poor Medusa.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Poem Painting Progress...

After some hurdles and obstacles, a little fermenting, and timely grueling x-acto cutting the painting is finally turning around. It still have some work but I'm happy with the words now...well most of them. Just in time too.  I just realized yesterday that it's National Poetry Month so it would be fitting (and on schedule) for me to finish the painting this month.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

T-Shirt Tuesday - Farm & Garden

I couldn't pick just all these tees from
Black Sheep Heap of Brooklyn, NY. They also have onesies and tote bags! 

Farm inspired onesie and tee by One Lane Road
from Oregon of course!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Must See Monday - Magic Carpets

Echo Eggebrecht (NAP #98) Stopwatch Courtesy of Horton Gallery,  New York.

Chris Martin Magic Carpet, 2009 
Courtesy of the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash

Installation by Michelle Blade (from Total Vivid Presence, 2010)