Drawing Challenge: Abundance
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. 😀 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
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?
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.
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.
Then I carved the top part of the stamp, and inked that too.
Then I chose the prints I liked the best and printed the top part with the branch lino.
I think I like this one the most. Then I used a little red acrylic paint and coloured in the berries.
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.
I hope you come join in 😀
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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?
It’s for this weekend Sharmon. I hope you can join. 😀
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?
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.
Debra She Who Seeks
I love, love, LOVE this image!
I so enjoyed seeing how you went about this
it really did turn out wonderful
thank you for being our host
i like linky!
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!
I think I absolutely should try thah lino-thing too!!!
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!
Clever and artistic.
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
I so much love these pictures.
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 …
Your prints are wonderful. I have never used lino before, but it looks so much fun! Maybe I should give it a go.