Today was a blessing in that I had the option of going out in the cold, or staying parked in the driveway. Of course, I stayed in and had quite a productive day. I had a set of birthday cards and thank you notes to finish for a custom order, which were fun to do. Half were original watercolor illustrations, and the thank you notes were printed from a hand cut lino block.
I haven’t been overly happy with the last bunch of blocks I bought. They seem dry, and with the compressed wood on the back, don’t print well. Last week I thought I’d test out one of my old illustration concepts with the Speedball Speedy-Curve blocks. I’m already much more satisfied, just after the first 10 prints. I plan to sell them in February at the Hearts and Crafts show at Java’s on Gibbs St. The word bubble will read “you’re steamy”.