|Linocut, Three Ferns, 8 x 10|
I completed three fern linocuts last week. Above is printed on an 8 x 10 inches sheet of paper. The image is about 5 x 7 inches.
It always feels relaxing to do the linocutting. All the work comes before the cutting and involves sketches then transferring the chosen drawing to the block.
|ferns, fern linocut, and fern print (8 x 10)|
Rather than cut all three ferns into the same block, I cut each one as a single fern. This way I can arrange them in different ways or pair with another element.
It was a beautiful, summer's rainy day when I printed these, so I'll end with Sylvia Plath's words:
August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born.
The odd uneven time.