I’m working on a Valentine’s day commission; a special one-off linocut print with calligraphed message. The outline is done, so time for a tea break and then back for the detail. It’s quite a therapeutic process, especially listening to BBC Radio 4 as you carve away.
If you haven’t tried linocuts since school, I can recommend the soft lino that’s now available. Much easier to work with, I find (and less danger of losing one’s digits).
So bye bye blackbird, as I won’t be able to show you the finished print.