The Red Balloon now has a second page.

close up of a print of a girl with a red balloon

linoleum block print of a girl running through trees while holding a red balloon

I just finished the second page of my Red Balloon Series, a story about a young girl and red balloon.  I have been trying to come up with as many scenarios to create prints from.  I know that in the future they will go on a bike ride together, go to school and maybe watch the sunset.  For now, here are the two of them running through a field together.  Looks like fun doesn’t it?

close up of a print of  a girl with a red balloon

Any suggestions for fun adventures for this young girl and her red balloon friend?

The Red Balloon

So, I have just started a new print series that I am really excited about.  I forgot how much I love printmaking.  In an attempt to fully embrace the whole artist that I am, I have decided to just do whatever I feel like in the studio each day.  If I feel like photographing, I’ll take a walk and do that.  If  I feel like printmaking, than I will start carving and if I want to make a purse, well then I will start sewing.  You get the picture.

These last few weeks have been filled with finally starting and completing some print series work that I have had on the back burner for a while.

One in particular project is called “The Red Balloon.”  I just finished printing the first of I don’t know how many different prints for this series.  As you may have guessed, the print involved a red balloon.  It also involves a young girl and will eventually involve a young boy (a few prints down the road).  Anyway, I wanted to show the first print of this series.

As always, my prints are available for purchase at my etsy store.

Winter in Alaska – Linocut Print Series

sun

A couple of months back I spent about two weeks in the Great White North.  Most of my time was spent indoors staring out large windows.  I was lucky the scenery was easy on the eyes.  I did snowshoe a few times and get to venture down a trail that seemed to only have about 2 other visitors.  When I arrived back home I had several vivid visual memories.

I’m excited to share my 5 print Winter in Alaska series.  Most of my prints from the last 3 years or so have started with a photograph.  This is the first time in a long time that a print has been influenced by a memory.  It’s a huge departure from my installation and project based work and I am loving it!  I told someone the other day that I’m trying to fully embrace all 8 Lauren’s that live inside me.

I’d like to introduce you to one of my Lauren’s.  The printmaker.

silouette snow

sunset tree

There are 9 originals of each of the 5 prints (except the sun at the top of the page – there are only 8).  I will be selling both the originals and an unlimited edition of giclee prints at my shop.  CLICK HERE to visit The Print Studio.