In addition to doing freelance illustration, I also have created a line of notecards.
A healthy community is important to me. A portion of my time each year is donated to select non-profits that build a strong community. Sales of my artwork have raised over $10,000 for charity. When designing my products I choose environmentally friendly options sourced as locally as possible.
The Printmaking Process
To create a block print, I first start by drawing an image on a block of linoleum. Linoleum is a material made from linseed oil and wood or cork dust. The image must be drawn backwards, as it will leave a mirror image when printed.
To print the piece by hand, I place a piece of paper over the block and rub the back of the paper with a wooden spoon. This transfers the ink to the paper.
The final print is revealed.