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Square Throw Pillows and Covers on Society6
Square Throw Pillows and Covers on Society6

Square Throw Pillows and Covers on Society6

I have a lot of new linocut-based designs featured on decorative throw pillows on Society6. Here's a photo of some of the square throw pillows I currently have on offer.

They include mountain landscapes and Bay Area icons such as the Golden Gate Bridge and the old Bay Bridge, which connected Oakland and San Francisco before the new span was built. I also have some airport code throw pillows, a camping one, Yosemite and Lake Tahoe designs, and a popular abstract woodcut pattern.

The square throw pillows come in various sizes and you can choose between a pillow cover or one with a pillow insert. And, if you didn't know, I have a Boarding All Rows Pinterest page where I've pinned many of my linocut designs.


Mt. Tam T-Shirts, Tote Bags, Phone Cases, Pillows and Cards from Society6

Some of you might remember the linocut print of Northern California's Mt Tamalpais I did a few years ago. Mt. Tam, as it's usually referred to locally, is a classic San Francisco Bay Area hiking spot. It has one of the best day hikes around called the Dipsea - Steep Ravine - Matt Davis Loop Trail, which can include a stop at Stinson Beach.

I'm thrilled to say that this Mt. Tam design is now available on t-shirts, tote bags, iPhone and Galaxy phone cases, pillows, stationary cards for gifts or friends, and other items through Society6.

Mt. Tam Stationary Cards

Mt. Tam Stationary Cards

Mt. Tamalpais Tote Bag from Society6

Mt. Tamalpais Tote Bag from Society6

Mt. Tam T-Shirt (also in v-necks, long-sleeve shirts and women's tees)

Mt. Tam T-Shirt (also in v-necks, long-sleeve shirts and women's tees)

Mt. Tamaplais Throw Pillow from Society6

Mt. Tamaplais Throw Pillow from Society6

Society6 Phone Case Featuring Mt. Tam

Society6 Phone Case Featuring Mt. Tam

Nature's Effects on the Body and Brain - Linocut Print

About a year ago, I read a wonderful article in National Geographic titled, "This Is Your Brain On Nature," written by Florence Williams. It spurred me to read more about how spending time in nature positively impacts your brain and body. For instance, exposure to nature seems to have restorative benefits and be a good reducer of stress. There's a ton of research out there (here's a nice summary) including these articles in The Atlantic and Outside Magazine.

I spent time thinking about this and wanted to create a print inspired by both the scientific research and my own family's love of outdoor adventures. This is the resulting linocut print titled, "Mend," that I made from three carved blocks of linoleum. The poster is currently available in my Etsy shop.

" Mend " Linocut Print (2016)

"Mend" Linocut Print (2016)

Mt. Tamalpais Linocut Print

I feel lucky to be able to see Mt. Tam everyday, including at the end of the day as the sun sets over the Pacific. I love seeing it from different angles and in changing weather conditions as you travel through the East Bay, Marin County and San Francisco.

Here's a new five-color linocut print - the second in a series (the first Mt. Tam print). This limited edition block print is made partially by the reduction method where the same linoleum block is used to print multiple colors in the print. After a color is printed on the paper using my etching press, more of the block is carved away for the next color. The print can never be replicated because the block has been carved away during the creation process. Two blocks were used for this print.

Reduction Linocut Print - "Solitude II"

Mt. Shasta provided the inspiration for the mountain in the background of this two-color, reduction linoleum block print that I finished a few months ago. Beforehand, I did a lot of experimenting with different ways to convey the campfire smoke.

I think of the print as the second in a series of camping prints - this camping print was the first.

"Solitude II" - Camping Linocut Print