Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Celebrate

Gong Xi Fa Choi!
Holding a part time job and starting a business is a lot of work… and time… especially shifting back and forth between the two. The good news is that the freelance clients have been knocking on my door and I haven't yet had time to hang my shingle out… and that is reason to celebrate indeed!

The artwork above is my second woodblock print. The first one I did was a year ago for our annual Chinese New Year card. That one was cut from a cedar tree that I cut down in our front yard to make way for a couple of live oaks. This year, I added another layer in the red "O". The "O" for a lot of reasons… ox, O'Connell, the hope that our new president brings… I cut this year's wood blocks from a camphor tree that came down during Tropical Storm Fay. I carved both pieces back in January and my thumb is still numb!

I did a limited run of 75 prints. I do have a few left… if you are interested… I'm interested in a possible trade…

11 comments:

Vhrsti said...

Brilliant work, Michael!

Focus_ret said...

Great print.

Kathy De Wit said...

Yep, very strong image, the good old block prints...really like it!

ellis.illus said...

kong hei fat choy, lai si dao loi :-)
nice print, perfect subject *chapeau*

ArtSparker said...

Very nice work. I'll trade you something or other - I don't know - ask me to draw something? Maybe I could do an ox & send it you? I'd probably post it on my blog.

Cock Yer Doodle said...

Great print!
I was doing some linocut a while back...my fingers also took a beating but it's so worth the discomfort. I love those cool textural surprises that distinguish each print.

Tomás Serrano said...

It´s a very interesting image.

studio lolo said...

Michael, this is fabulous!! I'd be interested in a trade if you'd even want anything from me!
Maybe a hand-painted envelope? Or I can make a print of any image of mine that you like.
Lemme know!

Thanks too, for your sweet comment on my pigeon envelope.

yoon see said...

Wow! So creative and original idea. You incorporate it so well.
I would love to trade with you Michael but can I do a gift exchange when I less busy. I will let you know:)

Actually I am quite busy, from next week, I need to attend at least 4 yoga classes a week, and at least 3 hours will be out...
1 hour yoga class, 45 minutes for travelling one way because my area don't have any yoga centre......still manage with blogging but cut down.
I try to sleep at 11pm where I usually sleep at 1.30 mid night. Not good for health!
Thanks for dropping by Michael and take care!

séarlait said...

Beautiful!

ValGalArt said...

LOVE this!