Saturday, July 3, 2010

Giant



This piece is one of my largest current linocut blocks—it is about 12 by 12 inches and needs to be hand printed with a huge, 100-year-old press. (Even with my smallest carving tool, I couldn't have done this one any smaller because of the circumference.)
It's a meditation on celebrating our present journey; with enough intention, we *can* cultivate a garden in our inner worlds. : )



And here on the east coast of Florida the turtles are back! My 5 by 7 inch watercolor study is a humble attempt to honor these truly expansive, ancient souls. Here is a turtle's fresh nest and trail we spotted recently, just after the mother returned to the sea after nesting and just as the turtle patrol volunteers arrived. I love the infinity trail she left!


Thanks for stopping by! : )

14 comments:

Tammie said...

Yea, your turtles are back, I wonder if mine will show up this season. Your art is wonderful.

mark sosbe said...

both your liocut and your turtle are fantastic.

you are very skilled indeed

justdoodleit said...

So true...real growth is only when the inner sun shines. Nice lino cut and turtle :)

Lins Artyblobs said...

Smashing lino cut, love the turtle and thanks for sharing the turtle trail, I've not seen that before.

Christina Zemelka said...

what a beautiful turtle painting! love it!

Nicky Linzey said...

great sentiment. Thanks for showing the turtle trail and your beautiful watercolour.

Cathy said...

How wonderful to see turtles in your part of the world. I have only ever seen them in zoos. Your new linocut is great and I love the turtle watercolour.

get zapped said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love your work.

Linda Hensley said...

Especially loving the turtle paintings!

Honor Woodard said...

Hello Nicola - I have met you at the farmer's mkt in St. Augustine a few times - I purchased an owl and the acorn print from you for friends, while I was down there this winter helping my brother with his restaurant. I am emailing to ask if you would take a look at a blog I'm working on and consider sending me a jpeg of one of your prints to share on it. I thought of you and your beautiful and wise images of the earth and nature in balance. I'd be honored if you would participate.
Thanks,
Honor

The blog is perfectnowworld.blogspot.com

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pretty day said...

Hi Nicola,
I LOVE this linocut! So beautiful! I always find your work to be so uplifting.
Hope you are doing well!
vivian

Sahn Lee said...

love it!
can I buy a print of this? uhhh, how much is it?

Nicola said...

Hey Honor, hope you will stop by next time you are on this side of the world!
Sahn, honored you like the piece!

caitria said...

i love the turtle!!! :D