I am working away steadily at the NZ Wildflowers Linocut. I have had RSI in my arm/shoulder/neck in the past and so am mindful to try and take regular breaks. I used to just carve and carve to finish each piece as soon as possible but have been persuaded in recent times by physios etc that really the better approach is to take breaks, stretch and vary what I am doing. This is one of the reasons I am also doing the botanical & fauna illustration work.
As you can see I am up to the ‘fiddly flowers’ – lots of small carved sections to create the overall flower…
Anyway the block is getting there slowly (for me!) but I am also battling the ‘flu at the moment as well.
I will try and post some of the flower images as I go along so you can see the actual flowers and what I’ve done with them within this design.
This looks great! I cant wait to see it when it’s complete. I also want to say that admire your style and have enjoyed checking out your work the past few days.
Hi Gregorio – thankyou! I am hoping to finish carving today and print some of the edition tomorrow…hopefully…
I just stumbled on your blog today. I will definitely be checking back regularly to see how this print turns out. It is looking gorgeous so far. I hope you are feeling better soon!
Hello Mallow, I have just finished carving today and am looking forward to printing in a couple of days…thanks for visiting!!