Monday, August 14, 2006
Carving Again - She's Back?
After looking a t the book and sketching a bit I started carving some blocks. I brought out some luan plywood that I purchased over a year ago but never did much with because it is incredibly difficult to carve. It is a very hard wood that splinters very easily. Detail carving is impossible with it. But it has a wonderful grain pattern. Using this wood that is cheap and totally different than the shina wood that I normally use was very freeing. I roughly carved and made marks using nails and my dremel tool. I actually came back to this block and added more carving to it after I took this scan. It was so freeing to do something different and just make marks that I carved three blocks. I basically carved until my hands couldn't take anymore. Tonight I hope to experiment with printing these up in layers along with printing some older neglected blocks.
I am thinking about starting a journal talking about my illness because I want to keep that out of here as much as possible. Email me or comment here if you are interested in reading it.