linocut needs a little more time to dry before I can print the next color, which is good because I have another project that needs some attention. (Read: Started it yesterday, must ship it on Wednesday.)
This tiny piece is supposed to be a secret, so I'm only going to show you a vague corner of the block and ask you to pretend you haven't seen it for a couple more weeks.
I haven't worked a straight-up black-and-white piece in a while so it took me a little bit to wrap my head around what I was doing.
The image needed to be printed on fairly substantial paper, so I decided to put little Elvis Press-ley to work. Elvis can't manage blocks mounted high enough for my usual hand-printing jig, which meant that I also needed to work on unmounted lino.
All of these elements together (b&w image, stiff paper, Elvis, umounted lino, short deadline) made me feel like a beginner again. A curiously satisfying experience...