Sunday, January 3, 2010


Rose hips Print & Block  (better photo)
Print image: 2" x 4"
Block: pine- crafters plaque.
Ink: Guerra - green pigment dispersion w/black neri zumi concentrate sumi paste.
Red: hand-colored pencil.
Paper: Japanese hosho.
Method: Japanese moku hanga.

My waka/tanka poem:

Freezing winds
have taken the last blossoms;
rose hips are waiting
for the touch of warm hands--
scarlet fruit between the thorns.

Bette Norcross Wappner (b'oki)


marigold cottage said...

I happened across your blog and so glad I did...your work is very beautiful. So serene and calm. I can't imagine carving on actual wood, I have just started not too long ago and use the easy to carve stuff..finding it loads of fun and hope to continue on this year. I will come back and check what you have posted often!!
Best Wishes and Happy New Year to you.

Bette Norcross Wappner -- said...

Thank you, marigold cottage. I'm glad you're enjoying carving, too! Would like to see your images.
All the best and Happy New year!