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A Well Deserved Promo & My Birthday

Being a young Internet surfer, I have seen many things on the World Wide Web.  Too many.  But occasionally I come across something so cool that I ‘bookmark it’ in my browser and return to it.  Tugboat Printshop is one of those things. Tugboat Printshop consists of husband and wife duo Paul Roden and Valerie Lueth.

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I could look at their prints all day, ERRRYDAY.  How do they do it?  I have taken a printmaking class and it was pitiful.  I was, not the class.  We used linoleum blocks instead of woodcut (which Tugboat uses), which is supposed to be much easier.  I cannot even imagine how difficult carving into wood is, let alone carving these MASTERPIECES.

The prints made using the woodcuts are available for purchase on their website http://www.tugboatprintshop.com/index.htm.  I highly recommend sprucing up your… ANYWHERE with some Tugboat.

Here is an example of a woodblock that has been carved into and rolled with ink- ready for printing.

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The colors and the details achieved are pure insanity. Praise. Praise. Praise.  If you know me and you like me… my birthday is coming up (super subtle hint).

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