Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Favorite linocut carving tool is still on injured reserve, but I'm trying to keep moving on this Tiny Linos project. Phrases like "glacial" and "snail's pace" (no disrespect intended) keep rattling around in my head.. and I can't get Joni Mitchell's voice out of my mind...
"Don’t it always seem to go
That you don't know what you’ve got
‘Til it's gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot"
I thought my veiner needed sharpening, but now that I've wrecked it, well... I can see how perfect it was just the way it was. It cruised along just fine and now... bump, scrape, chip. (sigh)
But never fear. We're still trying to fix it AND... I resorted to Plan B. I ordered a new one, just in case I've crippled this one beyond repair.
So let's see.. on the table, moving slowly: ants, cranes, turtles, a single turtle, and a dragonfly so far. The damselfly is almost sold out already, so I decided it was time for a new winged thing. But OOPH. I want my veiner. Now.