|Shari Seltzer poetically describes her letter "M".|
“The migratory mocking bird is melodramatically perched on
Metropolitan Museum of Art “M”. A magical mermaid with majestic monarch
butterfly wings sits on many mysterious mushrooms. A marvelous mango
mingles among multiples of marigolds. On the back the hand written lower case
”m“ meanders among mellow morning glories and many marigolds. A mild mannered
mouse muses multicolored maple leaves.”
Front & back -
hand-pulled gocco print, enhanced with watercolor pigments, the multiple M fonts
framing the print were hand stamped with archival ink, slight color variations
within the edition are natural part of Shari Seltzer’s fluid style of gocco
color application and printing.
|Debbie Livingston made a delicious dessert to illustrate her letter "N"!|
"Edible N: I have always wanted to make an alphabet cookbook. One
snowy day when my kids were little, we made "C soup". It was a
corn & crab chowder where all the main ingredients started with the letter
c. For this collaborative project I selected the letter "N". I looked
up ingredients that started with N and made a Nectarine, Nut and Neufchatel
cheesecake. The front of the card has a large letter N surrounded by nectarine
and nut plants. The back has an illustration of the finished pie with a
detachable recipe card. I wanted my card to have an old woodcut feel.”
Front & back - hand-carved linoleum-block printed on etching press, ink, additional hand coloring in watercolor, recipe card is
printed on a computer.
|Linda Parker shows her patterned antique roller.|
For her letter "O", Linda made an original drawing of a female ostrich,
where “the reverse side was designed to simulate the plumage; the colors being
grays and browns.”
Front - original drawing photo
transferred onto Canson Editions paper, then
printed on paper.
Back - gel printed, antique-roller patterned, stamped, acrylic paint.
Picture credit: Janet Ducote