May 1, 2011

printmaking – apple

Every year we celebrate Art All Night in Pittsburgh by making new work and taking it to show. Today I made a 3-in by 4-in linoleum block print. Sketched, carved, and printed. My husband was printing too, and he had the great idea to take a table into the back yard, so that we could work there. We ignored the dandelions and the ankle-high grass, and before long, our hands were inky and the lawn chairs were filled with prints drying in the sun. Perfect way to let late morning evolve into afternoon.

We dropped our work off before the deadline, went home for some supper, and returned to see the exhibition.


  1. andrea on May 1st, 2011 at 10:30 am

    wow i LOVE this!

  2. Sheila Ryan on May 3rd, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    I love linoleum block prints, Elizabeth, especially this one.

    (And I’m still oddly proud of a scar I still bear from a long-ago misadventure in the world of linoleum block printing.)