Thursday, 12 July 2012

Black and white art on madeit

My husband, Darren seems to be under the impression that he can work full-time and watch Le Tour De France. As far as I can see, this doesn't leave much time for sleeping. Since I love sleeping and am not that interested in sport, it's unlikely that I'm going to be staying up with Darren to support Cadel Evans (although I do do strange things sometimes).

Anyway, instead this week I was browsing madeit for some hand-made bicycle finds and there was this canvas drawing. I'm an instant fan of Inked by Michanne!

Girl chasing her bike, black and white canvas by Inked by Michanne.

I wandered off on a tangent into black pen drawings and found Katherine Devine, whose swirls remind me of what I drew in my team meeting on Tuesday night, except with actual planning and direction, and skill.

River and Tree by Katherine Devine.

From there, I started looking at other black and white art and in the printmaking section found Bass Bower and got all inspired by her woodblock print to take Darren to Port Arthur (where he hasn't been before).

Tasmania Landscape ('Port Arthur Peace') by Bass Bower.

And finally, also hidden in the printmaking section was Amelia Herbertson, who makes linocut print stationary. I like stationary and Amelia's' work is gorgeous.

Happy Birthday Linocut Block Print Card by Amelia Herbertson.

There's a lot of talent out there!


  1. Thanks for the inclusion, great blog by the way.

  2. Thanks so much for including me in your post Kate!

  3. I love Katherine Devine and actually have one of her gum tree drawings hanging in my room!

    1. Oh, really? I didn't realise. I'll have a look next time I'm over.