Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Printing and Prepping

2 From Nottingham (one color way)

This Saturday I take my prints to an arts and crafts fair; I have half a table a the Santa Cruz Waldorf Winterfest. These last two weeks or so I have been consumed with printing new color combos of 2 From Nottingham (that would be Hugo and Miss Eve to most of my readers). 

And another color way with added bokashi (7 colors)

I've also been making things out of my sloppy seconds prints (quality control claims a certain number of works). To this end I made some, um, some, well I don't really know what they are. Cut out reject  rabbit heads are decoupaged on leftover mat board which is three and quarter by four inches and the top is laced with some ribbon to make for hanging. 
Desperate attempts to use up not so great prints and leftover mat board bits.

They could be appropriately used as tree decorations, pictures for a doll's house, an elf's yurt (you didn't know elves lived in yurts did you?) or a teddy bear's study. I think it is good to have something cheaply priced for kids, I'll sell these for maybe 3 bucks even though that in no way reflects the amount of work that went into them. OTOH they aren't perfect, if they were the corners would be rounded and the holes would have grommets. 
I made 22 of these and probably spent 4-5 hours doing it, so silly.

Since I don't have any Moku Hanga bizness cards I banged out a few of those using blanks, the rest of the chopped up prints and some decoupage. Since I used the heads for in my first print reincarnation project this left me with a lot of bunny butts for the cards. Oh well, I see no need to take myself too terribly seriously, not when looking at the big picture. What's wrong with a bunny butt anyway????? 
All parts of the bunny are attractive and socially appropriate. 

16 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

wonderful bunny art!

ilex said...

These are great. You have an amazing sense of color. And you are correct that there is absolutely nothing wrong with bunny butts.

bunnygirl said...

So precious! I've been tempted before, and you keep tempting me! Must check bank account...

furrybutts said...

You make such beautiful prints!! Hugo & Miss Eve must be honoured to be featured in your art :D

And I agree, there is absolutely nothing wrong with cute little bunny butts!

M.Kate said...

Beautiful prints, you are so talented :D

PJ said...

You are too funny, Miss Diana. Somebunnies are going to home from your Winterfest very happy. Incidentally:

Bunny bums biz cards.

Can you say that ten times really fast?

Rabbits' Guy said...

Bunnies are better than buffalos .. there is not a single part we do not use!

(Remember the old Far Side cartoon of the old Indian sitting surrounded by the young kids and he was holding some icky piece of something and saying... "We don't know what it is, but it is the only piece of the Buffalo we don't use."

OK OK ... back to back row I go again .....

RoadBunner said...

Beautiful! And I think bunny butts make the best business card!

mum of critters said...

you always make me smile - all parts of bunny are attractive and socially appropriate ;-)

Elizabeth said...

Nothing wrong with a bunny but.
Delicious in fact!
Your prints are aamazing.

Friend of the Animals said...

I think you do fabulous work. You are so lucky you have time to do what you love.

FrecklesandDeb said...

We think these are all wonderful and are especially impressed with the inventive use of bunny butts!

FrecklesandDeb said...

We think these are all wonderful and are especially impressed with the inventive use of bunny butts!

My House Rabbit said...

These are really cute!

Annie B said...

"Two From Nottingham" is a wonderful print. I'm impressed with the way you experiment and do different variations in your printing. And I'd be delighted by a bunny-butt business card -- who wouldn't?

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