Since I bought all those block printing supplies I keep seeing things that would make great prints! What am I going to do!? Oh, that’s right, I’ll make tons and tons of blocks!
I’m rather fond of this teal llama-deer. I just wish I could figure out how to make the prints come out as solid as this one did! They’re awfully spotty for some reason…
I found this tutorial over at JezzePrints (which is a wonderful little blog) called No-Fuss Printing. Basically you cut the stencil out of transparency paper and then squeegie the fabric paint over the stencil with something small and stiff like a credit card. So easy! So I practiced on a bunny (of course). I love the idea, so I think I’ll have a go at some more once I can think of something neat to draw. Any suggestions? Inspiration?
Yesterday was so pretty that I spent a bit of time wandering around Craftsbury. I went over to the library and fell asleep in a patch of sun in one of the rocking chairs on the porch and then I walked down to the Sterling Farm and picked up some hay and played with some baby goats. Then I made some tea and took it out to the hammock and read a little bit of Dune with Micah and then Byron, Micah and I went to capture one of the bald-faced hornet nests I’d been eyeing over on The Common. I climbed up a big tree and took it down…
How COOL is that!? It’s pretty amazing. I brought it into the apartment and hung it up until two wasps woke up and crawled out of it this morning. If I was by myself I’d probably have just left it in the apartment but Joe and Micah made me put it on the porch until the rest of the wasps died. They should have died by now because we’ve had a couple of frosts, but apparently there are at least a couple still clinging on in there. Meh.
Micah and I went over to the apple tree by the kitchen and horked some apples for a pie. The apples were at least 1/2 pound each and the size of large softballs. They were really hard to knock down though, even though Micah was beating at them with a broom. We made a pie last night and then I used the rest to make a big batch of applesauce this afternoon for lunch.
This is a little video of a new game called “And Yet it Moves”. The game features a cut-paper environment for you to run around in. You can download a free demo here. I’m trying out the demo and I love that you can rotate the world 360 degrees and when you fall too far, your bits fly off. It’s pretty cool for a little paper game!