Monday, November 24, 2014

More Pressing Issues

Sorry for the lack of updates. Weather's been a little wild here in western New York. This was day one.

Day 2.

Then it got nice!

Then it got bad again. The mound in the middle is where my mailbox used to be.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Before I Was Me....

I'm interrupting one troubled avocation to bring you another. Some of you may remember that I began my creative life as a writer. Well, maybe it's a midlife thing, but I'm going to take another crack, as part of National Novel Writing Month. Go here:, and watch that space often.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Etsy Spotlight: Sweet Breeze

We spend a lot of time by the water, more and more as Buffalo's waterfront is transformed from a post-industrial waste zone into a crowd-packed zone balanced between fun and nature. I saw this sailboat zipping along the mouth of the Buffalo River one day in July and knew it would make a great woodcut. It's one of my favorites. Done in various shades of blue and yellow, with a subtle rainbow roll background, it really captured the light at that moment.

I love painting water, and boats. The irony, of course, is that I get easily, terribly seasick!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Etsy Spotlight: The Drive In

The idea for "The Drive In" is almost as old as my interest in printmaking. Almost from the beginning I have been interested in combining black and white and color images in one print. The original concept had been the inside of a movie theater. However, as much as I loved that idea, there wasn't enough going on, visually. A trip to a classic car show helped the idea along.

Populuxe style and mid century car culture has not been a focus of my work to date, but it is a large part of my intellectual and artistic interest, and I guarantee this print is a symbolic "dipping of the toe" into the populuxe waters,

It was also a hell of a lot of fun to make!


Friday, November 7, 2014

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Etsy Review: Sunflower Farm

I have  pretty well covered the making of "Sunflower Farm," so if you'd like, please scroll back to July and August for details. This sunny 11-color woodcut has an image area of 9x7, and is shipped flat, unmatted via priority US mail. It is designed to fit a standard mat with an opening of at least 7.5x9.5. Framed prints are available, and will be up on the site soon.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Etsy Review: Candy Canes Ornament

Welcome to Shameless Promotion Week here at Napping Cat Press. All this week I will be enticing you to pop over to the site to take a look-see at all the new merch.

Starting off is this piece, a collaboration between Amy and I. I, of course, made the print, a two color job in an edition of six. Amy handled the framing and adornments. I do anticipate making this a tradition, so start your collection today!

The piece is 4"x4".. The frame is black plastic with plate glass, and can be hung with the attached cord on a wall or your Christmas tree, or you can use the attached easel-back to set on a table.

Ships within 24 hours, US Priority Mail.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Etsy Shop Now Open

The shop is now open. Framed prints will be added soon, but the unframed prints are ready for your perusal. Click on the link above my press at the top of the page!

Etsy Shop Reopening Shortly

Please bear with me while I update the Etsy shop. I am taking new photographs (with a real camera, not my lousy phone), and we should be back up and running by Friday. If you have any questions, you can always email me at Thanks again for your patience.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Back In The Saddle

Had a great time at the Nature's Gathering event for Reinstein Woods. It was my first showing in about 5 years. Thank you to Amy for all of her hard work in putting the display together and keeping me sane.

I'm taking a day off to clean up the house and get some rest, but I'll be updating the etsy site. Please check back here, go to or follow me at

Oh, and one of my favorite things about shows is learning new things from people, things you may never otherwise find out. For example, you all know my print of the Desoto Motel in Olean. Well, a visitor from the Bradford, PA area clued me into a similar looking piece of real estate down there. Awesome!