Category Archives: Block Prints

Fort Saskatchewan River fest 2017


As I mentioned earlier I was invited to exhibit my art at the final day of the Epcore Riverfest. A celebration of the North Saskatchewan River. This was the first year that Fort Saskatchewan has participated and they wanted a local Artist presence to add to the exhibit.

I was originally supposed to set up inside the pavilion but the weather was nice and the exposure was better outside so I had a gorgeous albeit chilly location and got to meet with some wonderful people as they took in the beauty surrounding us.

Here are a few pictures and pieces of the day.

Big thank you to everyone that came by for a look, sale or chat!

A

Block Print Bonanza 


As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been working away on a new series of Block Prints inspired by themes and imagery in the Bible. I’ve been focusing primarily on animals and plants of significance. 

So far I have done the classic Lion and Lamb, Eden tree Pomegrantes, Soul Mates, Sparrow and a Honey Bee. 

Here’s a peak at these new blocks and two test print and reveals.

You can see lots more of these by following me on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/milke.amanda/

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I haven’t decided what to do next so it will be a surprise for both of us ūüėČ

Once the print run is done I’ll be listing the prints for sale in my etsy shop and by direct message. What’s your favorite so far?

Cheers!

Amanda 

Artistic excavation 


As I was hunting through the studio over the weekend looking for something else, I came across my stash of block printing supplies and thought I was long overdue for a new run of prints. 

So I spent the weekend carving out some blocks. Here’s a look at the new pieces, I have a few more in the planning stages that I hope to carve out soon and then maybe this coming weekend I’ll have time to do a print run.


Thanks for checking things out.

Cheers,

Amanda 

Holiday Shopping local & online


Local

If you are in the Edmonton/Fort Saskatchewan Area this Saturday then you must stop in and check out the Christmas Marketplace.

More info here: http://www.fortsaskchamber.com/index.php/events/christmas-marketplace

There will be over 100 vendors and I will be at Booth #49 as soon as you walk in the doors!

Updated Xmas Map copy

If you plan on attending this event, I have a special Christmas treat for you.

Print off the coupon below and bring it to this event to receive 15% off your purchase

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Online

For all my online shoppers I am having a week long Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale on my Etsy site.

https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/AMilkeArtStudio

Spend $40 before shipping charges and use coupon code
CYBERMONDAY2013SALE
to save 25% off your order. This is a great time to stock up on
Artwork or place an order for a custom painting.

Either way it’s a great weekend to get some Holiday shopping done.

Enjoy the Holiday!

Cheers,

Amanda

 

Time for Christmas Shopping!


It may only be mid November but with Christmas right around the corner it is time to get shopping if you want your orders to arrive in time for Christmas!

Here is

Canada Post’s 2013 Holiday Season¬†Suggested Mailing Dates

So there is no time like the present to get your shopping done.

In the spirit of giving I am holding a sale on all my ARTWORK & Jewelry from now until December 26th Online Only of my Etsy shop

https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/AMilkeArtStudio

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Just go online to my ETSY shop and use coupon Code CHRISTMAS2013 to receive 20% off your order!

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This includes custom work! Just convo/msg/email me to discuss the details and I will do up a custom listing for you at my shop OR choose from some of the already posted custom Art Options.

Everyone should have a lil bit of Art in their lives and what better time than at Christmas!

Hurry on over and find that unique gift you’re looking for ūüėČ

Here are just a few things you will find.

Happy Shopping!

Cheers,

Amanda

Lino Cut/Block Printing Workshop


Hello again,

Since I’ve been so busy preparing and organizing for the Art exhibit, I neglected to mention that I took a Block Printing course last Sunday.

The class was taught by an instructor from SNAP (Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists) and was quite fun.

Needless to say I have already purchased/ordered the supplies and will be continuing on this new artistic avenue.

Here’s a look at what I worked on.

We were told to bring with us a 4×6 line drawing.

Since I was short on time for the above stated reasons I re-did “Embrace Me” one of my watercolor word art pieces that sold last year.

We were give a 4×6 block of speedy cut and a 4×6 block of wood mounted linoleum.

The speedy cut was just what it said quick and easy to cut through like butter where as the linoleum was quite a bit tougher though yielded just as nice and a bit crisper of a look.

This was the first print I did to see how my carving had turned out.

This one was done in the speedy cut material.

After touching it up a bit I did the following prints.

Next I tried my hand at the Lino with a slightly different twist on the previous carving.

Well that’s it for now. I’m hoping to find time tomorrow to post my latest abstract painting.

Stay tuned.

Cheers,

Amanda