Today was a wonderfully relaxing, restorative day. The day started off with a bit of house cleaning, organizing, furniture rearranging and fresh Spring flowers.
Then on to projects! I'm really getting into woodblock printmaking and stenciling, and today I spent a good long while getting reacquainted the process. I hadn't realized how long I'd been doing it until my hand cramped up and my shoulder was aching...then a break and a cup of green tea. Here are a few things I worked on today:
This was a fun flower graphic I cut into card stock and stenciled with black acrylic paint.
When I signed up for my Anthro rewards card, they gave it to me in this cute little cloth bag with a great floral/plant print. I traced it on to a linoleum block and started carving!
Here we are at the halfway point...tried it out with some black acrylic and realized that I need to carve deeper into the block...
See the resemblance!?
I think next I'll try a basic graphic like a bird with some branches, or maybe some eucalyptus leaves. Suggestions?