If my memory serves me well, my Market Woman of West Africa first entered my artistic life as a silkscreened Christmas card sometime in the late 70s. Recently she reappeared when I used her as a focal point for a wall quilt. But she's been hanging around over the last month. So the top image here shows how I used her for my 12 by 12 inch donation to the SAQA 2013 Benefit Auction.
Then a couple of weeks ago, Anna, a fellow artist and friend, reconnected me with another favorite medium from the 70s--carved block printing. So here's my market woman now carved on Speedball rubber and printed on a scrap of fabric I silkscreened back in those same 70s. She's on her way to destinations in Europe, Canada, and the U.S. as a postcard for Postmark'd Art.
Unlike me, my Market Woman hasn't aged a day since she made her first appearance. Please consider her an early Happy Mother's Day greeting to all the moms who might enjoy her.