Daily Photo Reprise: Materials Ready, 2011

cat and art materials on table
All materials ready to start printing.

Okay…red ink, check, blue ink, check, yellow ink, check, pastel card stocks, check, bright card stocks, check, platen, check, brayer, check, big fluffy black cat, check,

No project is truly ready to start until there is a cat in the middle of it. Mewsette is the best at that. And we managed to print all the cards without any ink getting on Mewsette or any fur added to the design, which was no small feat when Mewsette needs to inspect each thing I do, and the ink is simply like thick sticky paste that welcomes black cat hairs to come and stay!

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What were we printing?

set of hand-printed notecards
Set of five “Tabbies” Bright note cards.
Set of six "Tabbies" Summer note cards.
Set of six “Tabbies” Summer note cards.

My “Tabbies” block print note cards in a set of bright colors and a set of summery colors. Mewsette doesn’t understand what those marks are all over those tabby kitties because she and her family are solid black, but there was a time when I had all striped and spotted kitties!

You can find Tabbies Linocut Brights and Tabbies Linocut Summery in my Etsy shop.

You may also recognize the designs from my Valentine linocut cards which the Four closely scrutinized when I printed them.

Browse some rescued cats and kittens!

cats for adoption

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  • July 2, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Like the “gutter” for all your tools – I need that when I work. Great idea. Love the cards also.

    • July 2, 2013 at 9:29 pm

      Janice, I as lucky enough to get a great deal on all the former furnishings when my former employer went from traditional graphic design to digital. That’s a big drafting table, and that gutter comes in handy whether it’s flat or at a slant–it catches sliding kitties!

      I love those cards, I’m so pleased with how they turned out.


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