“The world would be a happier place if humanity held and utilized the virtues of ants.” While most of us avoid ants and may try to kill their homes, ants are extremely industrious. They gather and hunt, they work hard, are patient and co-operative. An ant is able to carry a leaf, a crumb or a dead ant for miles – just to get back home to the anthill. If an ant has to fight, it will, if an ant has to dig tunnels, it will, and if an ant has to carry leaves for miles, it will, all for the good of the community. If you want to know the virtues of ants you can read more here.
I often thought of myself as a horse, a work horse more specifically, but after reading about ants, with this project alone, I am I qualify with the virtue of the ants.
Table of ants
Edition of 10, The Print of the Day is now available on Stonetrigger Press Etsy store, $20 each. They are 10″ x 8″, image is 6″ x 4″ printed onto Rives BFK paper.
I have a damselfly for your dragonfly. These two beautiful linoleum block prints would look great together. The image is 6″ x 4″ printed on 10″ x 8″ Rives BFK, in an edition of 10 is now on Etsy.
There was gorgeous light coming into my studio today when I photographed the whole edition of damselflies.
Table of DamselFlies
Did you know that Dragonflies and Damselflies are prehistoric insects, older than the dinosaur. It is true, you can read about it on the San Diego Zoo website.
The damselfly, like the dragonfly is also a rainbow roll color but the damselfly is yellow to green to blue.
This is day 28 of making one print a day for 30 days. Three of the editions are sold out and there is incredible support to keep going. I never dreamt this would take off like it did, but all of you are amazing to keep coming back, checking out the prints, and giving them great homes. I love the stories you send me and please you are welcome to post photos of your displayed prints on my FB page. On January 30th I will let you know how the project will continue to unfold.
Here are detail thumbnails of all the prints, which you can also see and collect on Etsy.
30 prints in 30 days
From the world of magic at speeds of up to 30mph comes the dragonfly. This 6″ x 4″ image on 10″ x 8″ Rives BFK, in an edition of 10 is now on Etsy.
I have a whole table of 10 Dragonflys drying.
Printed in a rainbow roll of pink to magenta to blue it looked amazing next to the blue/grey elephants I printed yesterday.
Dragonfly vs elephant
It is hard to believe that so far 27 prints in 27 days, along with a few bonus prints. Three days to go to complete 30 prints in 30 days. But the fun is just starting here at Stonetrigger Press. I have a big announcement to make on the 30th as to where this 30 prints in 30 days project is headed. And it is very exciting!
30 prints in 30 days