Cell phone shots of the box in which I sent Preston's Mole to Steve Spetseris:
Saturday, June 10, 2017
|Brave Benny and the Owl|
watercolor and Faber-Castell and Micron artists pens
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|Dragon tears collab for Steve Spetseris|
watercolor and sakura gel pen
white-line print, watercolor
pocket item for Preston
These are my last two pieces in Preston's Moleskine. The first is for the Brave Benny Book I am doing for my grandkids (and Also for Andrea, even though it's in Preston;s Mole), the second is a collaboration for Steve Spetseris--Steve feel free to manipulate or paint over any part you'd like. The third is a white-line print. My first ever. It is for Preston's pocket. I am concerned because there is absolutely NOTHING in Preston's pocket--I thought we were each supposed to leave some small gift for the owner of the Mole in the pocket.
A little history of the white line print. I took a workshop. The workshop was three hours long, during which time I made the design and then carved the woodblock and began the printing process. It took 2 more 3-hour sessions to complete the print. It's a slow process.
The White-line print, also called the Provincetown Print, is described here and also in many other online posts, if you are interested in learning more about it.
Posted by Mary Stebbins Taitt at 8:56 AM
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Posted by Mary Stebbins Taitt at 2:49 PM
Friday, June 2, 2017
|scan of envelope back|
|scan of envelope front with address obscured|
I made painted envelopes for the first two Moleskines I mailed to Steve, but I may not paint the next two, as I received two at once and want to move them on to Steve as fast as reasonably possible.
I used the paintings in a book I am working on for my grandchildren called Brave Benny's Animal Alphabet. It needs a lot more work, as all the Bennys don't look like the same kid.
Posted by Mary Stebbins Taitt at 10:50 AM
|Collab page for Steve or someone|
|"The Great Outdoors"|
Posted by Mary Stebbins Taitt at 7:42 AM