Welcome! This blog began as an assignment in a digital art class. That was in 2008. I decided to keep it going as my art journal. It is fascinating for me to see how a painting develops, so this is where I post my painting progressions and exciting new things I find on creative blogs and websites. I hope you will learn along with me about painting, drawing and all kinds of art.


Merry Christmas!

Block print anyone? 
I carved this one from a cork floor sample (approx 3.5 x 4.5 inches). 
It worked just fine! I found some very nice paper 
that took the block print ink so nicely. I used black ink only. 
Example below. These are our Christmas cards.

Dunlin - block print by TeriGardnerRobus, after carving by MatthewHRobus 
Dunlin - red cedar wood carving by MHRobus
I wanted to try a block print of one of Matt's carvings, so I sketched it first.

Dunlin sketch - 5 x 4 inches
Cork block with ink

Dunlin are amazing little shorebirds. They are highly gregarious in winter, sometimes forming large flocks on coastal mudflats or sandy beaches. Large numbers can often be seen swirling in synchronized flight on stop-overs during migration or on their winter habitat.

Here is a great photo of them.
Dunlin  (Calidris alpina)
Photo by: Jonn Leffmann
 [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], 
via Wikimedia Commons

Thank you to all who checked in during this past year. 

Best wishes for a Happy Holiday Season!


Chris Lally said...

What a wonderful idea. Love your sweet Dunlin card. Bet they are fun to watch.
Merry Christmas, Teri!

Teri said...

Happy Holidays Chris! Thank you!