I believe there is a point in all meaningful relationships, whether friends, lovers or family, when the influence of that person in your life changes you. When you share yourself with someone and they share themselves with you, together you become more. The following wood engravings are my exploration of that point in a relationship. Each was hand-colored with watercolors after being printed with an engraved block of Resingrave®. The process of wood engraving involves cutting away all parts of the block that should not be part of the final print leaving only the black lines. It is a slow process, but incredibly rewarding and therapeutic. I cannot recommend taking a printmaking class enough. Thank you to everyone I have tangled with at some point in my life. You have made me a more beautiful person.


  • ellis.illus

    that’s sooo cool!
    i have been doint a lot of intaglio printmaking, but now i’ll definitely check out this resingrave® thing … thanks :-)

  • Whit

    Oh, my, Ruth – these are just lovely! What size are they? Are you willing to sell any of them? Messaging you on FB.

  • Gwen Meharg

    I will tangle with you any time. This is very well written and heart felt. Thank you for sharing.

  • Linda Beck

    Very nice.

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