Piece, Print, Quilt

When Katie’s Luminous Linocuts class started up again a couple weeks ago, I decided to create a large print on a  background pieced from yellow and white scraps from a recent quilting retreat at Bishop’s Ranch in Healdsburg, CA.  I wanted the background to create a landscape feeling with a darker silhouette of plants in … More Piece, Print, Quilt

More Monotypes

In Katie’s last monotype printing class for the year, I decided to continue experimenting with fabric to create texture and pattern in my monotype prints.  I brought in some pieced and stitched or quilted fabric sitting around in my studio.  My experiments started with inking up the plate with a few colors creating interesting shapes … More More Monotypes


In October I attended a two day workshop with Kerr Grabowski learning her deconstructed silk screen printing techniques.  Her methods include creating designs and textures on fabric using thickened fiber reactive dyes, then printing the designs onto fabric.  I created a good “stash” of fabric during the two days and some more when I got … More Deconstructed

Monotype Experiments

I had a delightful evening at Katie Gilmartin’s Mesmerizing Monotypes class at Chrysalis Studio at SOMArts.  Earlier this year I took her linocut classes, and had such a blast, I thought I’d give monotype a try.  The other students in the class were experienced with the techniques, so everyone just dove right in.  Katie gave … More Monotype Experiments

Chrysalis Studio’s annual Open House & Group Show

Chrysalis Studio‘s annual Open House & Group Show SOMArts in SF last night was a huge success with at least 150-200 guests attending.  Exciting to see a variety of fresh-off-the-press fine art prints and see demonstrations of linocut and mono printing techniques by Chrysalis Studio printmakers.  Artists included: Greg Adams, Owen Christoph, Jan Currie, Katie Gilmartin, … More Chrysalis Studio’s annual Open House & Group Show

More Linocuts

Since my previous post, I’ve had a couple more lessons at Chrysalis Studio in SF.  Refining my technique for cutting the linoleum and learning more ways to print including easy ways to use more than one color in a print. Here’s my first print from the class: Seed Pod 4″ x 6″ Here’s the same … More More Linocuts

Luminous Linocuts

I loved the process of making linocuts in my Printmaking and Public Art class last year,  but didn’t continue making linocuts because I didn’t have access to a press. Until now .  . . I’m taking  Luminous Linocuts with Katie Gilmartin at Chrysalis Studio in SF.  The class started this week and goes for 6 … More Luminous Linocuts

Working in Circles

Continuing to work in a series, I decided to explore ways of printing on fabric using a simple shape, the circle, to evoke living forms.  I monoprinted several pieces of fabric with a few colors of acrylic paint using a Gelli Arts monoprinting plate. Each fabric piece was around 12″ x 20″. These fabrics will be … More Working in Circles

Could You Possibly?

A fellow student Susan Richardson in the UC Berkeley Extension class “Printmaking and Street Art as Activist Tools” tackled the issue of global warming in her first project by asking “Could you Possibly”.  She created a series of linocuts printed on newspaper.  Each of the prints has the text “Could You Possibly” at the top and “Save Our … More Could You Possibly?