Have just finished handcolouring and scanning this new linocut. It is of a tawny frogmouth – a native Australian bird – my favourite! I have been working to a schedule for this one but managed it – just – I hope. Certainly have been challenging the limits on the recurrence of my RSI in my arm/shoulder/neck in the past couple of weeks. All you linocut/woodblock enthusiasts beware – carpel tunnel and RSI – best to try and prevent than cure!
Now onto the next projects – also to deadlines…but first I have family committments for the next 2 days.
However, before I go I would like to highlight the use of pesticides around the normal household and the fact that we should consider our use of poisons as the easiest and first line against things like cockroaches and mice. These interesting and quite wonderful birds main diet is of insects, frogs and small rodents (mice) – so it stands to reason if we set out to poison these with toxic substances that the next one down the food chain that eats these poisoned critters also gets poisoned….