On 01.02.02, I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Too late for surgery, I had chemotherapy, which failed. In May the chemotherapy was changed and I was soon in remission which was celebrated and welcome and lasted nine years - until October 2011. There was progression in 2011 so more treatment was indicated and I am now back in partial remission. But I'm not only a cancer patient - I also enjoy my family, walk my dogs and am learning to draw and paint. Life is good!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Learning something new

We're beginning linoleum block printing in my mixed media class.  I carved out this red-winged blackbird and am ready to start the second block -- with the yellow part of the wing, feet, eye, beak and part of the branch.  This has been a fun project and, once I thoroughly understand how the separate parts are printed together, I expect to carve many more blocks.
   

9 comments:

  1. Looks like fun, and you've done a really nice job on the block. Can't wait to see the finished print!

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  2. Terrific bird - can't wait to see you build your image.

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  3. This is beautiful, Barbara!

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  4. This is wonderful! I hope you show us more block printing!

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  5. Very nice. I hadn't thought of layering.

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  6. This is gorgeous! Half the fun of printing, I think, is the process. Can't wait to see the finished piece!

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  7. Good job! I remember, from years ago, how much fun lino prints are, and the more colors and layers the merrier! I hope you enjoy the process thoroughly, as much as we will enjoy seeing the finished print.

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  8. It's excellent, Barbara - looks to me as if you've taken naturally to the skill of carving a block. I love the effect that woodblock printing gives and am very envious!

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  9. I have never tried this. Your bird turned out really well, I think.

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