Saturday, February 2, 2013

Making Valentines

One of my favorite things to do in February is make valentines.  All the reds, pinks, little hearts and flourishes make me happy.  This year I took an entire Saturday (that I should have spent studying or grading!)  and I carved two lino cut blocks with one of my favorite quotes and another funny idea that I found on Pinterest. I was inspired by my students' lino cuts in art class and by my friend, Woodie Anderson, and her beautiful printmaking. Here are the results of my own attempt.  May the recipients get a good kick out of these and know that I love them.

This one is a quote from Kahlil Gibran: "Beauty is not in the face. Beauty is a light in the heart."   I had to work out some kinks with this one because you have to carve all the words backwards so they will print correctly.

This one is for all my nerd friends:  You're the Obi-Wan for me!

Happy Valentine's Day from me and Lilly-cat too.