I’ll start with the moose that looks most likely to conduct an orchestra, this stamp design by John Andrews. I like old-fashioned stamp designs and have frequently toyed with the idea of doing some miniature stamp-inspired block prints myself, but I just haven’t settled on any particular theme. In any case, this is a very stately, dignified moose, no doubt a pillar of his community.
Betsy Bowen often watercolors her prints, but looking more closely at her moose, I think the color comes from multiple blocks. I especially like the effect on the grasses on the side. This moose comes with the added detail of his tracks, although of course you wouldn’t be able to see the tracks of any moose wading in the water!
And that’s a Friday-ful of mooses for you.
[Pictures: Alphonse Moose, linocut by John Andrews, 2013 (Image from Doodlepalooza);
Moose, woodcut by Patrick Dengate (Image from PatrickDengate.com);
Moose tracks, wood block print by Betsy Bowen from Tracks in the Wild, 1993;
M Moose, relief block print by Rick Allen from Winter Bees by Joyce Sidman, 2014 (Image from Kenspeckle Letterpress);
Doodle Moose, linoleum block print by Bre (Image from Doodles of the North Etsy shop).]