Thursday, January 21, 2010

Race to the finish: tiny mussel shell linocut

Oops. I got so excited to put the last color on this little print today that I forgot to take a photo of the step before. My bad.

Or maybe it was a sort of subconscious avoidance. I was delighted with the last pass you saw, colors 4&5 together. The one that went on top of it? Not so much. It seemed as if the life had gone out of the image, so maybe that's why I "forgot" to take a photo. Nervous avoidance.

But this last color (a dark blue-black) made sense of the preceding layers, and all was well. At the big reveal I shouted "BOO-yah! Dodged disaster again!" and did a happy dance.

That's two editions in three weeks... how much longer do you suppose I can keep this up?

Mussel shells, 3" x 3", Reduction linocut


  1. Hi Sherrie,

    Very nice, an excellent little design.

  2. Wow, you're just on a roll, aren't you? This looks lovely by the way. :)

  3. Beautiful print; also you trees in the snow.

  4. Thanks, everyone! It feels good to be productive, although I am starting to feel a tad obsessive. There are THREE editions on the rack right now (not counting the trees from the first week of the year)... and a fourth that ended up abandoned at the first pass because the block was warped. Crazy!

  5. I really love your reduction linos, your detail is amazing and that blue...brilliant

  6. It's nice to see you inspired by your ocean trip already. Can't wait to see what's next!

  7. Gorgeous! But I might be biased.

    how much longer do you suppose I can keep this up?

    Now, is this a rhetorical question or should we open a book?