Police Brutality

Introducing the Heavy Hand Award for excellence in police brutality! Police Helping Hand

The competition was fierce because there are so many deserving candidates for the first ever HHA (Heavy Hand Award). Notably, the RCMP who murdered a single mother in Yellowknife, or the gang of police in Trois Riviers, Quebec who brutally kicked and pummeled a robbery suspect in an abandoned parking lot. Each is outstanding in their own right. These two actions, among many others, certainly qualify as definite runners up.

A Practice Engraving

This wood engraving was to serve a dual purpose; to get back into making engravings and to create a Christmas card design. Unfortunately, life got in the way and I didn’t get it done in time for mailing although the sketch was ready and waiting. I’ll try again next year. Ultimately it was a joyRead more ⟶

My Letterpress

Here’s a Chandler & Price letterpress I recently purchased. It’s a platen press with a chase size of approximately 6 inches by 10 inches. This acquisition is something that’s been on the back burner for years. I’ve been harboring a desire to experiment with letterpress equipment for a long time. This past summer I tookRead more ⟶

Q&A ~ How do I transpose a picture onto a piece of wood?

I drew a very cool picture that I’d like to engrave or carve into a piece of wood. I tried copying the image onto a piece of wax paper thinking I would tape that onto the piece of wood and then follow the lines with an exacto knife to cut them into the wood. I’mRead more ⟶

Q&A ~ I want to get started etching…but how?

I really love the look of etched prints and I think my drawings are definitely suited to the medium. But how do I get started? I’ve looked at local art school courses but they only offer courses in relief printing (lino, woodcut etc) Obviously purchasing a press is out of the question. Any ideas? I’mRead more ⟶