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Thursday, October 26, 2006


The things we do for art. For me, today has involved carving bits out of my fingers...unintentionally, of course. The printmaking course has moved on to linocuts and other relief printing methods. I have blood on the keyboard, on the print table and on the floor...but none on the cloth. There's nothing like keeping one's priorities right, is there?

I'm really pleased with the work I've managed so far. I've carved lino blocks before, but have never really been happy with what I've created. This time, though, I seem to have produced reasonable results...the print today is another made on that tea dyed linen tablecloth. Just as well I didn't stitch into it yesterday, or it would have been upstairs, and I'd have had to find another piece of cloth for the print. The distortion is just the lie of the cloth on the scanner bed.

Rats, I'm bleeding again...guess it doesn't like me typing...poor fingers...something less risky tomorrow.


arashi said...

Linocuts are dufficult aw you've discovered. This one is a success. I like it.

DubiQuilts said...

I have a scar from over 35 years ago when I was cutting lino. I like the design and you will have fun using it.

Anonymous said...

Great linoleum cut! I tried lino blocks in a printmaking class, and I've since decided that I much prefer carving wood blocks. I hope you get to experiment with wood blocks as well as the lino blocks.

MargaretR said...

I like your print very much. I haven't done any lino-cuts since I was at school and that's a long time ago. I have some lino and tools somewhere ready to use.