Friday, October 31, 2008

storetry | etsy | happy halloween

i was looking for something from other etsy artists to post for halloween...tried searching halloween, then halloween printmaking and after clicking around about bit came upon this piece and i just love letterpress :) and while not a traditional halloween selection, i love this piece for several reasons :)
the word storetry and the coffee mention for starters :)

so enjoy...

happy halloween :)

Thursday, October 30, 2008


Originally uploaded by m_mle

i apologize for the quality of the photos...i've been using my phone to take photos due to time restraints...

this is a 3 block linocut print of a sunflower - it has evolved since this and i think i want to print it on blue paper (like the sky) instead of white and the dark layer block has been further carved to be heavy mostly in the's coming around...i also have to learn to be patient as a second layer block ALWAYS prints better when the first layer has completely dried :) ...same with the 3rd layer block!

this will eventually be the imagery i submit for "home" in the art house | scavenger project. for most of my life i never felt like i was home or knew what home meant, but for a number of years now, i have represented home (for me) with a sunflower...i'd love to travel the world and live in other places, but my origins will always be the midwest...

in the middle

Oct 27, 2008
Originally uploaded by m_mle

not a great photo, but this is my submission for the art house | scavenger project for "in the middle" :)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

in a former life...

in a former life...
Originally uploaded by m_mle

this is one of my favorite pieces for the art house | scavenger project

childhood memory

childhood memory
Originally uploaded by m_mle

another piece in the scavenger project...


Originally uploaded by m_mle

the word/concept for this one was fear...notions of being a target, the pattern and the feminine all play into this one.


Originally uploaded by m_mle

these are from my mobile camera, but i wanted to post updates of the art house | scavenger project i'm working on.

i received a list of 24 items/concepts and i'm producing a piece for each - each will become a chapter in a published book and if i return my pieces on time, i'll get at least 1 piece published in the book :) ...hopefully more.

this is a 2-color linocut print, a stereo system with tape deck and dials and such, additionally it's a card with envelope...both the stereo and the card/snail mail concepts are analog :)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Bras Across the Kaw, Lawrence KS

Bras Across the Kaw, Lawrence KS
Originally uploaded by ali eminov

this photo is from flickr - i'll hopefully get some photos of my own before it's taken down. thanks to ali eminov for use of this photo.

here's the article in the local newspaper - it's sponsored by the lazer 105.9 and the health care access clinic and volunteers to raise awareness about breast cancer and breast health...

i think it's a great piece...

Friday, October 17, 2008

eyeballing | the test

this is another fun test...

the eyeballing game

my best score was 3.49 :) i took it 3 times...i like games :)
what was yours??

GoMediaZine | how to design a font from start to finish

i've been swamped with being a mom and with being a cog in the machine (i.e., work). i may have some photos soon, but for now i'm posting might help some of you out and if not i hope to reference it again when i have more time...

Thursday, October 9, 2008

print ad

Basic CMYK
Originally uploaded by m_mle

just a nice ad i had the opportunity to design and write recently...

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

filthE | design

Originally uploaded by m_mle

i'm thinking on a logo...

i want to get business card(ish) sized stickers printed up for the holiday art fair (if i get in).

they can then function as a business card and as a guerilla marketing tool if they're hot enough...

i like the double entendre here...possibly triple entendre, non? :)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

color IQ

was directed to this photo blog and she gives a great description of this color IQ test.

i took it and got an 8 :)

what did you get?

Thursday, October 2, 2008

tire swing | linocut

Originally uploaded by m_mle

this is linocut demo i did for a printmaking class i taught at the mulvane museum in topeka...

pretty plus | wood cut and letterpress

Originally uploaded by m_mle

body image has always been a theme that runs through and pops up in my work...this is about a time around 4th grade where i needed a dress and had to go to the "pretty plus" was mildly devastating and all the dresses were dowdy...

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

figure | colored pencil

Originally uploaded by m_mle

I can't remember if this was in college or not... I think so. I loved this pose and have self-portraits in this pose... but this was just a colored pencil sketch