Today I sold my Michaelangelo. He was the first in a series of small woodcuts that I made last year. I was experimenting in a small format, woodblock prints the size of playing cards. Michaelangelo led to other subjects from Renaissance sculptures, and then I started looking at paintings. I tried to turn Jan Van Eyck’s Self Portrait with Red Turban into a woodcut too. And others followed. If you are interested, you can see some of them at my Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AllynPaperworks. Although I have given a few away to friends, I’ve never actually sent one of my woodcut prints out into the world and now I know — as happy as I am to make the sale, it is a weirdly unsettling thing to do.

Michaelangelo 1

Two-color woodcut print from Michaelangelo’s portrait of Giuliano de Medici from the Medici Chapel, Florence. Nancy Jarzombek/AllynPaperworks 2013

Welcome to my blog where I write about the art and craft of my business.My goal is to make beautiful things, to make art part of everyday life, and to make my friends and family smile. Not necessarily in that order.

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