Feathered Friends in February

Sharen Linder has me feeling the fluff with this feathered friend for February! Linder hosted the Wood Engravers’ Network workshop in 2009 in Kildeer, Illinois – just a wee bit outside Chicago. It was a great time with guest artist, Andy English and visits to the Newberry Library, Northwestern’s Special Collections, Graphic Chemical, Chicago Art…

A Swinging Engraving by Andy Farkas

WEN member, Andy Farkas swings into the new year with a new engraving! It Came To Her is a sweet little print, carrying on Andy’s signature sincere and tender narratives told through image and text. These images come from Andy’s Instagram account @andyatfablewood – it’s a great feed to follow and he has one of…

Wood Engraving History in Chicago

This October, I visited member Judith Jaidinger (artist and former apprentice at Zacker and Sander Engraving Companies) in Chicago with Jim Horton (Founder and President Emeritus of WEN) and Michael McGowan (University of Michigan Museum of Art). Jim and his co-author Michael have been going through and organizing the vast collection of engraving materials that…