2.01.2009



Finally these two birds were printed. I printed them with a vandercook.
It's very hard to stop carving so i carved two more blocks!! They will be printed next weekend and I will learn how to set types next week.



I didn't expect I would be introduced the linoleum block printing when I registered the letterpress class.
I am glad that I take the class. My goal is one day I can make a children book and I know it won't happen too soon, but I will work hard and keep learning. (Also I am still thinking of weaving class, I need more time and more money.)


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24 comments:

Jacqui Dodds said...

These bird prints are lovely - and my favourite colour too. You have really carved these well , can't wait to see more.
Jacqui

montmarte said...

the prints are beautiful, ah-yi! looks like so much fun.

Fine Little Day said...

A childrens book, yes please!

Love the new blocks. Very pretty as they are, like art pieces. The print looks great too.

yasu said...

i love those prints. i too want to learn carving!

sulu-design said...

The prints turned out beautifully, and I love the new blocks, too. So glad you're taking this class!

c. said...

what a lovely print !
my sister took a class as well & she bought me a little linoleum block to play around with. i am inspired & will carve something soon. :))

Jennifer said...

Beautiful, Yu-i...
I don't think you are as far off as you think you are in putting together a children's book. You have the talent...and the skills...you could make a simple one on the Vandercook.
xo
PS: Where are you taking a letterpress class? I'd love to get back in the print studio...

gretchenmist/belkemp said...

hi,
i love your work and your blog – very inspiring :)
these are gorgeous - especially the little one!

belinda

ah-yi said...

hello everyone,
thanks for the sweet comments!
i hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

jen,
I took the class in ARMORY in Pasadena. I may take more classes if I have budget in summer.
It's 10 of 2.5-hour classes. 2.5 hours are so short, so much to learn....

Fabiola Perez-Sitko said...

I love your new banner and that class looks like is making you even more talented! keep up your good work :)

Lena said...

beautiful!
i hope you do make a children's book soon...

pigeon.toed said...

those are so cute! i am in love!

Nidhi said...

love the birds...they would make such nice fabrics/textiles too!

Michelle said...

I LOVE, I can't wait to see what you make!

denise said...

wow! the print is lovely!

Miss Kar said...

the print looks great!

melly said...

wow those fine details you did are great, that takes steady hands + calmness :]

Shiny Black Shoes said...

So lovely! Yes yes, don't forget about weaving :)

seesaw designs said...

pretty pop.

ashley said...

those squares look amazing~ whenever i get some new lino i cant stop either and keep carving and carving until i have no more square to carve~ looks like you are a natural!
:)ashley

babelfish said...

I think it's great that you are taking classes, your print blocks are beautiful! Regarding the children's book, I really hope that day will come soon!

outi said...

those lino prints look really really pretty.

schizo said...

all your block carvings are very beautiful and clean. i admire them :)

the daily purl said...

These are beautiful! I would love to purchase a children's book with your work-I hope it happens soon!