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

Block Prints ~ Updated

❧ This has been a long time  in coming. I finally researched the WordPress Gallery feature and have thoroughly updated the Block Prints page (see above). For those of you who have enjoyed my wife’s block prints, a number of new prints have been added and previously viewable block prints have been resurrected. The block print above is of two of my daughters and a friend. She made it as a little something to go along with my poem Ulysses in Burlington Vermont. The two Longboards, by the way, are boards that I made for my daughters. Enjoy.

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.