Sunday, 23 June 2013

Letter X

X......is for Xylography.

Before there were all those rubber stamps we love to use today, there was xylography - an artistic technique of carving a wooden block into an image used for relief printing. Vincent Van Gogh, Eric Slater, Gustave Baumann, and many other well known artists used this ancient art form first created in China.
This is my first tag for Tag Tuesday! I'm having so much fun and want to thank all of you for this opportunity!

13 comments:

  1. Hi Cissy,
    Very nice tag and thanks for the education. I didn't know wood block printing was called "xylography." I grew up in Lenoir City Tennessee and went to UT Knoxville. I've never heard of Michie. Where is that?
    Welcome to Tag Tuesday--so much fun!

    Laura

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  2. Beautiful tag Cissy, and great to see you with us here at TT - welcome to the show! Valerie

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  3. Hi Cissy....Welcome to TT lovely to meet you...WOW..A Fabulous tag... Hugs May x x x

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  4. Great job! Love the black and white. Welcome aboard!

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  5. What a lovely, elegant tag! Black white worked so well for you here, and you chose beautiful fonts.
    Oh, and welcome! ;-) x

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  6. Hi Cissy, welcome to the tag team! Love your first tag, very stylish and a very interesting read too - looking forward to seeing more of your work :o)

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  7. Fabulous tag Cissy and welcome to our little group. I look forward to seeing more of your work too :0)

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  8. A very beautiful tag.

    I have just been accepted as well so will be joining in soon

    Love Chrissie x

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  9. Welcome and well done! Beautiful tag. X

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  10. This is such a classy tag! Thank you for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment on my blog! :)

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  11. Hi Cissy, welcome to the Tag Team, this is a fantastic start! The black and White theme is very classy, love it, Jane xx

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