I want the elephant to be my spirit animal! They walk almost noiselessly, with exceptionally graceful and rhythmic striding, unlike me as I lumber away in my running. Elephants communicate telepathically with herd members as well as other elephants. Whoa, I want to communicate telepathically. Can you hear what I am communication right now? I didn’t think so but it was worth a try.
This is a good looking elephant and there are 10 waiting on Etsy for you.
Elephant fun fact:
Elephants have 4 teeth, all molars.
Elephant tusks point backwards. They use them as weapons and for digging edible roots.
Elephants have emotions that are comparable to human – love, joy, jealousy, rage.
As well as being the largest land animals, they are also among the longest lived, with life spans of 60+ years.
To bring us up to date on the 30prints is 30 days, this is number 26. All are printed onto 8″ x 10″ paper in an edition of 10 and only $20. They are released daily and available on Etsy.
30 prints in 30 days
Conrad, age 7
Conrad, linoleum block print, now on Etsy.
This is Conrad, one of my two Labradors. He was a rescue as a puppy from North Shore Animal Shelter, NY. Yesterday we had a rough day, Conrad, Homer and I ran into a pack of feral dogs while out on our walk. Conrad got a bit on his hind quarters. We spent all morning in the vets office getting him fixed up. Homer was so sad, he just stood stunned and crying after I got the dogs to run away. I have never seen anything like it. But if you know labs, they are happy within seconds of just about anything!
This print is for Conrad, my rough and tumble, used to be afraid of everything dog, now friendly as can be and totally happy-go-lucky, even with big tooth holes in his leg. Conrad is a very special dog. He even likes his print.
2nd take Hilary and Conrad
This is print 25 of 30 in a project of 30 prints in 30 days. Each image is 4″ x 6″ printed onto Rives BFK paper. They are printed in an edition of 10 and always only $20 and available on Etsy.
Framed Pink Kitten
This kitty is silly, and pink. Why pink? I am not sure but we all need some ridiculousness every now and then. Pink Kitty is on Stonetrigger Press Etsy for $20, there is an edition of 10. She is 4″ x 6″ on an 8″ x 10″ Rives BFK paper.
Valentines Day is coming soon, maybe that is why she showed up? I am not sure but there is a table of them ready to find a home.
Framed Brown Goat
I pushed the time envelope with this one. A Brown Adolescent Goat, print #23 of 30 in a 30 day print project. It is now available on Etsy in an edition of 10, each for $20.
It is a sweet little print, the linoleum block is 6.5″ x 6″ printed onto 8″ x 10″ Rives BFK paper.
close up of goat
I need a better photo of the goat. I finished after dark and had it hold it up outside to get a shot. It looks like my “selfie as a goat”
Selfie as a Goat
The edition is done and on the drying rack now. These along with the other 20 other prints are available at Stonetrigger Press Etsy Store. I will post an updated photo tomorrow.
Thank you Carol for recommending a Polar Bear. Finally it is snowing in Abiquiu, NM and the whole landscape is covered in billowy snow.
This polar bear is printed in a icy blue onto white Rives BFK paper. I also print the bear in black, then cut out the eyes, ears, and nose and glue them, with archival glue, to the white paper. This gives the print a little dimension and the necessary black parts of the bear.
This print will be ready for mailing first thing Monday morning, January 26. I need a little extra time to glue all the tiny pieces on. There are 10 available for $20 each on Etsy and you can order yours now.
View from my studio
Here is a beautiful view from my studio the morning I made the Polar Bear.
Donation to SPCA
Feral Kitty is sold out! Thank you for your support. Today, I made a donation of 50% of the total sales from the edition. I upped it from 40% because it is such a great cause and you were all so wonderful in buying them up so fast.
But wait there is more. Every two weeks I will carve the portrait of a cat from the shelter who needs a home. Again 50% of the proceeds will go to the San Francisco SPCA.
Feral Kitty will be well taken care of.
Pink to purple Octopus
For my Octopus loving fans I have a special print for you today, print #21 of 30, the pink to purple rainbow rolled linoleum block print, now available on Etsy.
Ink Rainbow Roll
Using this fun technique of rainbow rolling, two or more colors together, I created a nice gradient across the body of the octopus.
Octopus Linoleum Block
Here is a picture of the linoleum block on the press bed.
Close up of Octopus Linoleum Block Print
A close up of the 6″ x 4″ block, it is printed onto 10″ x 8″ Rives BFK paper in an edition of 10.
Table of Octopus
And of course we can’t do without the whole table of Octopi.
This is print 21 of my 30 prints in 30 days project. I make one print daily in an edition of 10. It is available at 8pmEST on my Etsy StoneTrigger Press store.
A Pony Called Wildfire
If you were a kid growing up in the 70’s, is this familiar? “She comes down from Yellow Mountain, On a dark, flat land she rides…” You need a hint? Here is a great one:
This is a Wildfire inspired print, a childhood memory of a really bad song. Someone really needs to do a remix of this.
Table of Wildfire, the Palomino
Print comes unmatted and unframed, picture of framed work is only an example. Image is 6.5″ x 7″ printed onto Rived BFK paper, 10″ x 8″.
Each print is hand printed by the artist, me, Hilary Lorenz in my studio in New Mexico. Each morning I carve a new animal into my linoleum and print an edition of 10.It is part of my 30 prints in 30 days project when I carve, print, and promote one new print each day. This is print 20. Check back often, they sell out fast!
I don’t know where else you would see an Elk but in the wilderness, and then only if you are lucky. But unless one of my dear followers suggestions a catchier title, “Elk in the Wilderness” will be it. This 10″ x 8″ two color print is now on my Etsy store!
This two color print was first printed with a block of green foliage over the whole 10″ x 8″ piece of Rives BFK paper. Then the Elk was printed in a slightly translucent brown with a hint of green ink. Here is a detail:
All together they make a great pattern, I almost want to print fabric that looks like this:
Table of Elk
Today was a pretty remarkable day. I am glad I took the day off yesterday so that I could not only offer you two prints today, but two two color prints at that!
Elk print and Frog print side by side
Both are on StoneTrigger Press Etsy store now. And as always, one print a day, alway 8″ x 10″, always $20 and always made by me with love.
Framed underwater frog
Do you know frogs breath through their skin when they are underwater? That a frog can hibernate all winter in mud, breathing through it’s skin and living off it’s fat? This frog is a swimmer, right now he is just hanging out at the bottom of the creek, resting, but he is ready to kick to the surface at any time. Now on Etsy for $20.
This is a two color, 2 layer print, the wavy blue background is printed onto 10″ x 8″ Rives BFK paper, and the frog is printed in green and translucent, you can see the translucency in the detail, the frog is 6″ x 4″. The hand printed block does not come framed, it is only for reference.
Each print is hand printed by the artist, me, Hilary Lorenz in my studio in New Mexico. For the month of January 2015 I will make one new image each day and offer it that day. I will only print 10 and I ship them out after 2-3 days – once the ink dries. This is print number 18 out of 30
Table of Frog
Click here to link to my Etsy store where you can see the other 17 prints completed over January
10″ x 8″ underwater frog