Thursday, October 2, 2008

2009 Calendar

Welcome to my blog!  It has been on my very long "to do" list for quite some time. I have been apprehensive about getting started, but decided to test the waters, and get my feet wet anyway. 

Since 2005, I have designed a long scroll calendar to sell at Open Studios, a Boulder studio tour that takes place the first two weekends in October. It will take place this weekend and next, October 4, 5 and 11, 12 from noon - 6 p.m. 

You can visit my studio at 2810 Wilderness Place #C  

For the 2009 calendar, I created a lupine design from photographs I took during my artist in residence at the Grand Canyon a couple of years ago.  I love the graphic quality of the star shaped leaves.  The image is transferred to a woodblock, carved with gouges, inked, printed on to paper through my press, and then scanned into the computer where the dates are added in Illustrator and Photoshop.  From there, I have it commercially printed on to a recycled paper. Back in the studio, I cut dowels down to size, and glue them to the bottom of the calendar to serve as a weight for hanging, roll them up, and tie them with a ribbon.  

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yeah. Congratulations on your new blog. Looking forward to lots of woodcut entertainment!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi theresa!
what a great post! congratulations on your new blog!
save two calendars for me!
xo
melissa