Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Alphabe-Thursday

X is for Xylography

The art of printing texts or illustrations, sometimes with color, from wood blocks.

My oldest daughter is an artist and this block print is a piece of her art work that we own. 
I will have to admit I did not know this before I searched the pages of a dictionary. I would just have called this a block print.   I was stumped on X this week.  The first two small dictionaries that I opened had about six words under the letter X.  My hubs had a larger dictionary that had two full pages.  So I read until I thought I found something I could post about that had meaning to me.   You should next stop over to Jenny Matlock's blog and check out the other participants for this weeks Alphabe-Thursday.  Only two more weeks to go so you will not want to miss the great info and pictures everyone has to share.
Jenny Matlock

Thanks for stopping by!  Blessings!

22 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a wonderful print! Your daughter is very talented. Thanks for the new word! I am like you and would have called it block printing!

fuzziekit said...

huh... I did not know that either. I also went to school for that stuff... who knew. I love wood block printing. My personal favorite... it is what got me into Interlochen for my graduating year of high school. I love the work she does too.

jeff campbell said...

I love your post Brenda, and that block print is sooo cool. The ant photo was done in Sepia...Peace and blessings

Pondside said...

That is truly a new word for me.
Block prints are among my favorite forms of art. I like to look for them as souvenirs when we travel.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Your daughter is so talented. I love the fish. This would hang well in my house.

Mary said...

I always learn the most interesting things on Alphabe-Thursdays! Love the koi print~ your daughter is very talented :-)

5thsister said...

That is a wonderful work of art. Does your daughter have an internet presence?

Oh, and I learned a new word today: BONUS!!!

Short and Sweet said...

Thank you for sharing a new word as well as your daughter's lovely print.

Terra said...

very cool X post...these next two weeks are going to be TOUGH

Viki said...

The artwork is beautiful. Your daughter is quite talented. Great X word you chose.

Cynthia said...

Oh wow...beautiful artwork! I learned a new word today too ;^)

"X" was a tough one...I thought so too!

laterg8r said...

fantastic pic :D

Jenny said...

What an interesting stop on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's letter "X"!

Although this was an Xtremely tough letter you really made a wonderful link!

Your daughters artwork is quite Xcellent AND I learned something new today!

Thank you for participating.

A+

Tina said...

I always love a new vocab word. Don't know when I'll need this one next...perhaps to tell your daughter about her beautiful xylography!

Jo said...

You daughters block print is wonderful! how lucky that you own it!

Jingle said...

handsome arts.

Christy said...

What an interesting print - I really like it. Your daughter has talent!

The Muse said...

knowledge and art...2 for the price of 1 :)
oh it is a good day to be reading posts :)

How talented your daughter is...those are very nicely done :)

Hope you can visit my X post...
http://adivashammer.com/?p=1477
Entitled:
~Excursion of Xeranthemum~

cj Schlottman said...

Brenda,

I just confess that I also resorted to a dictionary while writing my post! Now I've learned a new word...........Thanks.

cj

Debra@Common Ground said...

OK, I have to admit, I was clueless over that one! but the "block print" your daughter did is just lovely, very creative! I love trying new mediums in art. Great informative post, dear Brenda. Good to hear from you!
xo,
Debra

Cheryl said...

I'm so glad you went to a real dictionary and found your word. I love that picture.

paige said...

Wow, I really like this!