Below: The first ink print taken from my latest lino cut, a Fantail's nest.
Below that is a rubbing I took from my cut... I will have to keep in mind this technique for creating images too!
Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls. Joseph Campbell
I've run out of the laser printed nest image I usually use and rather than get more printed I decided it was time to create something different! This lino cut is going to be of the 2 stage sort...the print forms the bones of what will become a hand coloured nest. I might use coffee or acrylic. Water colours aren't something I've spent much time with so perhaps that will be another road to take a journey along. I can see from my first print that there's still a little bit of work to be done on it, I want to remove some of the high points and thin a line or two out but overall I would have to say I am very happy. Tired too! I draw this in my Visual Diary last night and have spent 4 hours cutting and taking the first test prints today. I wondered if my design was a little ambitious, it's more complicated than what I've done previously but now I am glad I took the step up. Nothing ventured, nothing gained as they say!