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Mouse and balloons bookmark by cloutierj Mouse and balloons bookmark :iconcloutierj:cloutierj 0 2 The Gardener is Planting Seeds by cloutierj The Gardener is Planting Seeds :iconcloutierj:cloutierj 2 0 2019 02 Good Morning by cloutierj 2019 02 Good Morning :iconcloutierj:cloutierj 0 0 2019 01 Winter Swans by cloutierj 2019 01 Winter Swans :iconcloutierj:cloutierj 0 0 Visitor at Dusk by cloutierj Visitor at Dusk :iconcloutierj:cloutierj 1 0 Teakettle on the Wood Stove by cloutierj Teakettle on the Wood Stove :iconcloutierj:cloutierj 3 4 Mist - Fox by cloutierj Mist - Fox :iconcloutierj:cloutierj 3 0 Bowl with leaves by cloutierj Bowl with leaves :iconcloutierj:cloutierj 3 0 Bowl 3 by cloutierj Bowl 3 :iconcloutierj:cloutierj 1 0 Bowl 2 by cloutierj Bowl 2 :iconcloutierj:cloutierj 0 0 Bowl 1 by cloutierj Bowl 1 :iconcloutierj:cloutierj 1 0 Chatter by cloutierj Chatter :iconcloutierj:cloutierj 0 0 Amaryllis by cloutierj Amaryllis :iconcloutierj:cloutierj 1 0 Treble Clef - orange by cloutierj Treble Clef - orange :iconcloutierj:cloutierj 0 0 Treble Clef - green by cloutierj Treble Clef - green :iconcloutierj:cloutierj 0 0 Harvester by cloutierj Harvester :iconcloutierj:cloutierj 2 2

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The Gardener is Planting Seeds
Based on an old paper sculpture design, translated into black and white.  I'd really like to get better at black and white design.  About 8 x 10.            
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2019 02 Good Morning
I was thinking of this one as "Where's Dinner?", but other people started calling it "Good Morning!"  That works for me.  More fuzzy printing (the tan and yellow), with the darker red printed sharp and clear over that.  Matted, it's 11 x 11.
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2019 01 Winter Swans
more lino.  Reduction, with some blended rolls and fuzzy printing, and complications due to having to patch in damaged portions of the block.  A relief to get this one finished!  about 10 x 12"
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Visitor at Dusk
And here's the large one for which "Mist - Fox" was a study.  It is big, for me: 17x22".  I got 12 good ones, starting with 14 - very good!  I printed everything blurry and soft-edged for the first few passes, then did a light gray layer that gave the fox a sharp outline, while still letting the blur of orange show around it.  Same with the colored leaves.  The gray background trees actually have lavender for the lowest layer - it looked quite bright in the initial passes.  
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cloutierj
Jane Cloutier
United States
Is it enough to just say "Tired - busy - hi-I'm-glad-you're-here,-but-I-can't-think-of-much-to-say"  ?

No.  More than that.  Let me see - Garden is shutting down for the long, cold winter.  No apples this year.  Busy at work (enough about that).  My nephew has been coming over for the last few weeks to learn woodblock printing, Japanese-style (also known as "moku hanga".  I'm a very inexpert amateur, but I did take a class once.  It's been fun getting out those tools again.  I made small runs of a few prints, and want to do some more. 

I hope you all have something to be glad and thankful for, whether or not you are in a place that celebrates Thanksgiving Day this month!

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KuroStarSunny Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work! I love the style. It's very unique and creative!
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cloutierj Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016
Thank you!  I'm glad you enjoy it.  Your work looks like a lot of fun to do - makes me smile.
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AngHuiQing Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Professional General Artist
Hi there! Just wanted to say that your paperwork is amazing! :) It has a unique touch to it. And has that special sort of "magic" and whimsy in them. The shapes and rhythm and colours are just so interesting and wonderful.
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cloutierj Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015
That you very much! 
Your work is lovely - great faces! (I can't do faces.)
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AngHuiQing Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Professional General Artist
Welcome. And thanks in return too! :D
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Myronavitch Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
Your gallery inspires us with your highly unique high sense of style and execution.
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cloutierj Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015
Thank you!  I'm so glad you enjoy my work.
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lichendressed Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
Your mixed media pieces have something magical about them. I really like what you do.
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cloutierj Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
Thank you very much! 
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watashinokurotsubasa Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist
Nice gallery
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