Gravitational Waves

T-88_88x85o me, the confirmation of Gravitational Waves is the biggest story of the year. My wife made a block print to celebrate the event. The barn is our own and the swallows circling above it? Think of them as the two black holes detected by LIGO last September 14th. Sort of a Vermont way to think of these things I suppose. She also made a little E=MC2 stamp to add to the block print. Soon as she adds it, I’ll post that too; but I couldn’t resist posting these first. You can see more on the Block Prints page.
Gravitational Waves-Block Print-Tracy Gillespie(50 percent)



M-88_88x85ore of my wife’s block prints. You can see more on the Block Prints page. The owl is based on a picture we took of an owl that visits us over the course of the winter. She sits on the bird feeder waiting for rodents to pick through sunflower seeds. I’ve seen her dive several times, then knock back a rodent on a nearby branch. She also killed one of our chickens, ate the head; then causally walked up the chicken ramp and decided a night in the chicken coop was a night at the buffet. A beautiful, beautiful, bird.


Owl-by Tracy Gillespie

National Poetry Month

Vermont Poet (Color Corrected)My lovely wife reminds me, and reminds all who don’t already know, that April is National Poetry Month. Celebrate your favorite Vermont poet, whoever that may be, with a hand pulled Vermont Plate block print. Each print signed by the artist, my wife, measures 4″ by 6″ on paper approximately 11″ by 15″, can be easily cut to size and framed. Printed with water based ink in her Vermont kitchen studio. $30 plus shipping. Click here to order or to inquire.

Block Prints for Sale

My wife’s block prints can be seen, admired and bought, first hand, at Hanover, New Hampshire’s Left Bank Books – my favorite, local used book store.

I’ve asked the store owner to send me their logo and as soon as I have it, I’ll add it to the post. In the meantime, and if you’re in or around Dartmouth College, drop by the bookstore and take a look.  It’s on Main Street, right above the Dirt Cowboy Café.