Thursday, September 9, 2010

"Ensigns off Dunedin"; block in progress














One of my new projects, though I actually started this one back in April. I came back to it off and on during the summer, but finishing it off now. Touch ups on the keyblock for a five color relief print (using three blocks). Once I tidy this up I'll register it on the press and print it onto the other two blocks and carve them out — should go pretty quick.

I'm actually right-handed but use one of my winter sailing gloves to keep from stabbing myself silly with the gouges. It works... most of the time. Seeing as how I burned one arm taking cookies out of the oven this evening and getting bit by a spider (for reals) on the other later, I might as well go for the trifecta.

On second thought: better quit for the night while I'm ahead.