Friday, February 05, 2016

Heart Harvest

 Heart Harvest
3" x 4" on ginwashi paper

I don't do a lot of printmaking, but I do thoroughly enjoy creating both relief prints and etching.  The whole process, from design, to inking, making paper choices and the final reveal as the paper is lifted off the block or plate is intriguing to me.

I created this little print with spring in mind. Of course here that will be a long way off yet, but I'm optimistic that with the unusually warm winter we're having that spring may be a treat and not a misery of fog and dampness.

I'm not a fan or "Hallmark" holidays, which I always consider Valentine's Day to be, but if you do celebrate, this print could just fit the bill for the love of your life, or for a treat for yourself.  A little bird pulling hearts, almost like worms, out of the ground, letting the wind scatter and share them to spread the love, is my thoughts behind it.  And we all know that there's no harm in spreading some love around the world these days if you happen to watch the news.

I hand printed these in black or red in on ginwashi paper and have provided an option for personalizing a print with colour and words.

You can see the details of the prints in my Etsy shop.


Jennifer Rose said...

its a very nice print :)

not a huge fan of the "big" holidays either, just a reason to spend money really

Jeanette Jobson said...

Thanks Jen. I'm a bit out of practice, but sometimes the mood takes me. :)

I don't like invented holidays that serve little purpose but commercialism.