Building Bug Hotels

A little tinkering we did yesterday, building bug hotels. Nothing artistic, did not paint or decorate these at all, so random post on bug hotels 😀 There is a campaign #pelastapörriĂ€inen in Finland with a page where you can mark your good deeds done to help pollinators. Translation from yle site post: The number of…

Printmaking – Woodblock printing (Fern, part 2 of 2)

It is finished! I decided to use just light green in first print and then in second reprint covering just the biggest fern in sap green mixed with my lighter mix. The light green did not pop much out of the different backgrounds, but in the red background it seems almost metallic shiny. In total…

Printmaking – Woodblock printing (Fern, part 1 of 2)

The graphic art / print making course started off with woodblock printing (puupiirros), one type of relief printing. First of all, I have not done any kind of graphic art prints since school times, so all is pretty much new and to be learned. I also faced a bit of terminology pondering while doing this…

Sculpting – Wood

Then it was time to not cut myself but instead work wood with a knife. Assignment was ‘talven törröttĂ€jĂ€t, which is a grass stemmed plant that sticks through snow. At least three sticks were to be crafted for the piece. I really had no vision what kind of sticks I will do, so I just…