Website Converted

“The YouthShakes.org web site is now 100% WordPress content management. With no down time we transitioned to CM using the original design and we will make functionality changes as we go. The site is 100% “responsive” now with readability for diverse screen and application widths” – Thomas Macauley, August 2016


Youthshakes.org also successfully moved web-hosting, e-mail, and domain registration to BlueHost from Lunarpages June 2016.

Artwork for The Comedy of Errors

Karen Macauley created original linoleum block fine art prints for our poster and program art. There may be some originals available for purchase from Karen.

Get your tickets for both The Comedy of Errors and Red Velvet, playing August 9-14 at The Historic Hoover Theatre: http://www.youthshakes.org/now-playing/

The Merchant of Venice – Original Art

The Merchant of Venice.

I’m excited about these new gouges. They require a different carving technique, but I hope that overall it will take pressure off my aching elbows. These are handmade tools, and they swing out to allow the blade to be changed. They are cool. Cool as bowties. Cooler.

I’m all ready to start printing The Merchant of Venice print.

I thought I would keep the image hidden and let it be revealed as I go along.

This print will be a challenge for me because it has a combination of warm and cool colors. This will require deep thoughts in order to come out with a successful print. There will be times when I need to layer a warm color over and cool color, or vice versa. That means taking into account the transparency of the ink. It will be a puzzle, and I will have to go slowly and methodically in spite of the deadline.

And did I mention that we are also in the midst of building four websites? Yeah. That.

I am using new paper that is stiffer than what I’m used to printing on. My hope is that, even if it takes more pressure to print, the image will be more defined. The paper I normally use is fairly thin, and tends to drop down a bit, making for a muddier image. Hopefully I made a good call on this paper.
Karen Macauley