Fine Art & Piratess Tilly update!

I am thrilled to share some updates for my fine art and my children’s picture book, The Adventures of Piratess Tilly. Let’s start with my fine art. Two of my collagraphs are now on exhibit at The Walsingham Gallery, an award-winning art gallery in Newburyport, MA! I am so honored to be listed as one […]

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My Art is in a Boutique!

This August I went through a bit of a rut. I felt my writing had become blocked and a specific writing project had me feeling disappointed and upset (more on that soon!). Much has progressed since then! I am incredibly excited to share photos of my fine art prints, framed and on exhibit at a […]

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New Elizabeth Lorayne kids wear design!

I played with the digitized version of my original linocut and created this version for my daughter’s light pink t-shirt! I quite like the quality of these Bella Baby shirts (and plan to offer them for sale (soon!)) and I am very happy with this new variation of my original linocut design!

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“Totem Tree” Progression

When you work on a matrix for printmaking, the general rule is to pull an impression every time you make a change to the plate. Even if you only add a line, for instance, it’s generally important to ink the plate, wipe it and run it through the press to see how it looks. Certainly […]

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“Totem Tree” etching and aquatint

My first drypoint, etching with aquatint post college. This became the beginning to my series of pseudo-mythical creatures I created as collagraphs. It will always have a soft spot in my heart. I felt so honored to have been selected to donate an impression of this to a fundraiser through the American Red Cross in […]

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“Bird Door” linocut design

One of my favorite designs, modeled by my newly walking 11 month old!! You can see more designs on my Etsy shop! And don’t forget to follow my Art & Design page on Facebook! Thank you and Happy Spring!

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“Spirit Vines” 2 Collagraphs

I will never forget when I pulled these two separate collagraphs off of the press. I showed a printmaking instructor, who was there managing the studio, and her response was, “what a world you are creating.” I loved that idea! It has stayed with me ever since. She was right too.  

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“Reflecting on Home” in Gratitude

“Who could be so lucky? Who comes to a lake for water and sees the reflection of the moon.” Rumi Feeling grateful this evening and moved by the above quote. What a wonderful way to appreciate the gifts of Nature. I created the original etching and aquatint, “Home” in my first printmaking course at Parsons […]

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The Birth of “Fox in Flight”

A portion of my mile and half walk to Parsons School of Design (part of my alma mater, The New School in New York City) in Union Square was through Madison Square Park. I loved winding through this park, early Saturday mornings, schlepping my printmaking supplies, while listening to my music. Quite often I would […]

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An Ode to “Winged Leaves”

On a walk with my, then 5 month old daughter, we passed by some native grasses that I particularly love. I find their oatmeal and evergreen coloring beautiful. I enjoy the way they sway and flap, sometimes in unison and sometimes in opposition. I wholeheartedly understand their healthiness in more direct sun than the pitiful […]

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Happy “Love Cat” Day!

This collagraph seemed befitting for Valentine’s Day! It’s based on my beloved Abyssinian cat, Fuzzbie. I particularly love her profile, which inspired me to create a collagraph. After weeding through the 100 or so photos of her, I finally chose one (see below). I emailed it to a local Staples Copy & Print Shop to […]

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A “Door” to Anywhere

This is one of my very first linocuts. I love printing on decorative papers, as seen in this impression. The choice of decorative paper makes such a difference in the emotional tone, doesn’t it? It can also influence how you interpret the piece. Yet, regardless of that possible influence, personally, I always see this as […]

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A Merging of Two

I’ve just now been inspired. When I someday have access to a printmaking press, I’d like to print just the body of my fox-wolf-dog collagraph (see above) in white ink on dark paper (I have yet to do that). I’d next print my set of wing collagraphs (as used in my bat-owl-cat collagraph, see below) […]

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Spirit Parenting

Spirit Parents There is a stirring an urge a need to go outside, in the rain, overlooking quiet peaceful water, lapping on the beach. Trees overhead, everywhere around you. There are moments your legs move independently. You feel the muscles engage to be alone to be silent with your Spirit with your Nature Those who […]

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Rumi for a Birthday

This Rumi quote and my etching are posted today in honor of my husband’s birthday. He couldn’t be anymore supportive of me nor could we be anymore deeply connected. “Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond” Rumi

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This Will Morph

I am just now deciding to relax about the progress of this project and space ~ this presentation of my art and artistic projects. Nothing need be “written in stone” (and how can it truly be in this digital era?!) This website and blog will undoubtedly morph and transform alongside my art, interests and creative […]

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A Brief Introduction (for now)

In a quiet, calm, internally serene and focused moment, I sometimes feel a tug from the recesses of my mind and a whispering from deep within. Images of pseudomythical creatures peer out, raising their heads and presenting to me their would be figures. I reminisce about Native American Totem Poles from my upbringing in Seattle. […]

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