Drawing Challenge: Abundance

November 27, 2015

I’ve been thinking about our drawing challenge: abundance for the whole week.

I asked Robbie what he thought of abundance and he suggested I ask a few friends and get the first thing which comes to their mind and then make something out of that. “OK”, I said, “what’s the first thing you think of?” “Breasts!!!” he said. πŸ˜€ Then I asked Chloe and she said, “a huge bouquet of flowers.” Hmm…a lady with an abundance of breasts holding an abundance of flowers…(slaps forehead with palm)…not off to a good start. LOL

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So I went up into my recently cleaned up studio, where I was playing with my stamps and wondering why I draw and carve animals looking left, and remembered I started carving a little linocut with a little wren looking right…because…why not break a habit I didn’t even know I had?

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Originally I cut this lino block in half and then forgot what I meant to do with it, but then I remembered. What if I could treat a linocut like a stamp of sorts and mix and match the pieces?

Now, I’m not that great at lino cutting, (not enough practice), but when I took the first printing from the bottom half I was really pretty pleased with myself.

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And pretty soon the art table had some nice prints, plus the original stamped inspiration papers. I love that there’s no one around telling me that I can or can’t do it this or that way. I have a limited amount of inks and first I used a brown, then squished some blue for the second print, then some purple for the third…etc. I love the mix of colours much better than the straight out of the tube colours.

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Then I carved the top part of the stamp, and inked that too.

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Then I chose the prints I liked the best and printed the top part with the branch lino.

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I think I like this one the most. Then I used a little red acrylic paint and coloured in the berries.

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And here we are! My drawing challenge: abundance. I love this image. It represents that kind of tending the land which produces abundance for everyone. The farmer tends the fields and provides for his family and tends a hedgerow for the keeping of all the wild creatures.

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I hope you come join in πŸ˜€

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14 Comments

  • Reply Sharmon Davidson November 27, 2015 at 8:48 am

    I think your linocuts are quite beautiful, Veronica, and a wonderful representation of abundance. Is the drawing challenge for this weekend or next? Or just for the whole week in general?
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    • Reply Veronica November 27, 2015 at 8:50 am

      It’s for this weekend Sharmon. I hope you can join. πŸ˜€

  • Reply tinyWOOLF November 27, 2015 at 9:12 am

    see? oh! you start cutting in lino and come up with this, while i’m still messin’ ’round with something that MAY look like a flower, ONE day. tee hee hee…
    oh man, you’re good at it, come and instruct me a little, won’t ya?
    it is gorgeous, it is sumptuous and abundant of your enthusiasm. LOVING it.
    i will be up, what am i saying, MY ENTRY will be up before long. enjoy that weekend! x n?
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  • Reply melodye November 27, 2015 at 9:14 am

    I love that you illustrate & explain your process, Veronica, and the finished art piece is gorgeous. It suggests a spirit of interdependence, and the gifts of abundance that are available to all.

  • Reply Debra She Who Seeks November 27, 2015 at 10:54 am

    I love, love, LOVE this image!

  • Reply Tammie November 27, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    I so enjoyed seeing how you went about this
    it really did turn out wonderful
    thank you for being our host
    i like linky!
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  • Reply Stefanie November 27, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    Robbie is cool!
    I really do love your prints, so touching and nice
    thank you for hosting again and again in this place of abundance!
    x Stefanie
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  • Reply Annette November 27, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    I think I absolutely should try thah lino-thing too!!!
    Lovely!!!
    Annette

  • Reply Renee Dowling November 28, 2015 at 4:24 am

    It was very enjoyable to read about and see your process! You are doing so well with the carving and printing. I like how you have created freedom to use your lino blocks in such diverse ways and not limit yourself to one design/print.

    Thanks for hosting the challenge again! It was really thought provoking and fun, as usual!

    Happy weekend to you!
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  • Reply Barbara Rogerson November 28, 2015 at 8:18 am

    Clever and artistic.
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  • Reply eric November 29, 2015 at 3:30 am

    Your linocut is so peaceful and calm! Nice to read the thought behind it. And there’s an abundance of blogposts on your site:) – eric
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  • Reply sarah November 29, 2015 at 9:15 am

    I so much love these pictures.
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  • Reply daryledelstein December 1, 2015 at 4:05 am

    nicely done .. i learned wood cut and lino cut when i was in school .. now i am wondering where my tools are because i know i didnt toss them …ummm …

  • Reply Rebecca December 2, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    Your prints are wonderful. I have never used lino before, but it looks so much fun! Maybe I should give it a go.

    Rebecca

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