December 21, 2005

A Little Sunshine

Here's a little sun for your Winter Solstice.
photo by Mary Predny

December 16, 2005

Waiting for the Bus


December 14, 2005

Back From The Mines

Seed Clusters

December 12, 2005

Forest Floor

December 07, 2005

Old Hearts

The 'Old Hearts' are one of the valentines featured on the Scratch House CafePress shop this winter. Other valentine hearts featured on the site include the Red Scratch Heart, Angel Heart, Devil Heart, Black & Blue Heart, and Red Rose Heart.

Cafe Press is having a 25%-off sale on christmas gifts purchased on Wednesday December 7th and Thursday December 8th!

December 03, 2005

Sun Moon Crow

The "Sun Moon Crow" is an intaglio print that I made about a year after visiting the folk artist James Harold Jennings in North Carolina in 1992. James always included symbols of the sun, moon, and stars in his signature on his artwork. When I asked him the reason, he replied that it was because the sun, moon, and stars were the most powerful forces in the universe.

I have also always had a fascination with old maps, particularly the artistry and symbols used in hand-drawn maps and the common use of the sun in compass roses.

The sun, moon, and crow can be found grouped together and individually on numerous items at the Scratch House Cafe Press shop: several shirts, a sun tile box, sun stein mug, black cap, several small stickers, and a mini poster print.