Thursday, 22 July 2010

Shard Cards


This block was meant for printing on fabric, but the repeat looked a bit too much like slices of pizza. I'll need to carve a few more, different sizes and shapes, to mix it up a bit. But it works rather sweetly on cards:


Now in my shop, in packs of six, to be used as postcards, note cards, sorry-I-broke-your-favourite-teacup cards.

11 comments:

skinnylaminx.com said...

Jesse, I want to know how to cut lino so finely too. You're a whiz!

Billy said...

I love it! I think it looks beautiful on the cards. I´m in special awe with the strokes of shadow on the petals and the shiny light on the leaves. Love, love.

flowerpress said...

Just beautiful Jesse.
I love the shard too, it would look nice in my collection ;-)

alex sunday said...

you've tempted me to break a friend's teacup, just for the appropriateness of the sorry card i could give. :)

Freshly Found said...

Just love the way you give these shards new life in different ways. This is beautiful!

henriette said...

jy het trane na my oe gebring vandag. ek het onmiddelik gedink aan my kinderjare, dankie.

Pinktulip said...

This is so awesome! I also am in awe that you can cut it with such fine detail. If there wasn't a border you could easily use it on fabric. You are a really talented artist!

Danya Ristić said...

I see what you mean about the pizza-slice connotation - those pesky triangles! - but the print looks brilliant.
How did your huge illustration job go?

Brittany Noel said...

I really love this block! It's funny that I saw this today. I was just going through old "inspiration" photos on my computer and was reminded that I wanted to explore embroidering from a photograph. This is kind of the block carving version of that, wouldn't you say? It's beautiful. I actually really like the block as an object.

kalonji said...

that is just beautifull !! whoaa

Sherrin said...

Wow, this is amazing! What a fantastic idea.