Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Calavera, Angie


2.5" x 3"
Linoleum Block Printing.


about this piece.
I really love linoleum block printing. I actually used to do it quite a bit before Lucy died. Really, when I started painting, I stopped block printing. This month, I took part in a Day of the Dead Artist Trading Card (ATC) swap and decided to try my hand at block printing again. I love the process--sketching, tracing, transferring, cutting, inking, printing. After I printed this run on different color papers, I then decorated them with markers like they were sugar skulls. I like that they are all the same and all different. I really used this calavera to show where I am right now in my grief, still sad, one tear, and a head full of love.  -Angie

about the contributor.
Angie is the editor of still life 365. Her second daughter Lucia was stillborn after 38 weeks of pregnancy. She writes about her experience with grief and mothering at still life with circles.


  1. I'm glad you picked it back up - they are beautiful.

  2. Great idea... cards turned out superlovely. I adore mine and it has already found a spot in my living room. Even though i would rather take it on the road with me, (so I can adore it some more) - but I'd be too bummed loosing it, so it better stays at home.

    Glad you reactivated your block printing skills. xo


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