Tuesday, February 26, 2008
One day last week after I posted about my creative rut, I laid in bed after saying goodbye to E and decided I'd think of something to create as I fell back to sleep. (Don't worry--there are days in our schedule when he gets to sleep in while I go off to work!) I was trying to think of an animal or a springish design I could carve into a speedy cut block, and I came up with a bird's nest.
When I bought the block (recommended by Tiffany) a few weeks ago, E said he thought there were some of his grandfather's linoleum carving tools in the garage. Sure enough, I had all the supplies I needed. I had no idea if my design was outside the limits of block printing, but I figured I'd give it a try. I stumbled upon a relief printing tutorial on tsk tsk when I was looking for some direction. I used her spoon pressing method to get the ink from the stamp to the paper.
With E and me both trying to pull through colds, we ate our favorite cheddar soup tonight--it's actually much more than cheddar: carrots, apple, celery, potato. Just what the doctor ordered.