Before I get to printing, here is the man who will put in a nice winding trail for Lee to wander and place some of his rocks. It will go in and out of the woods and switchback in places too steep to head straight back to the studio door.
And the last four days of drawings a day.
has very sparse leaves and blooms.
But is still potent.
Grape vines continue
to stretch out with grasping reach
I bought all that the store had.
Five of seven live!
of one of the surviving
Now to the printing I had a chance to try yesterday. On Wednesday afternoon I worked on a small acrylic plate from Melbourne Etching, First the drawing, then place the plate over and copy.
I was inspired by the butterfly bushes in the yard.
Here is the first print….paper too wet.
I am sooo out of practice! The first test prints while I get the feel of wiping the plate.
And the one I picked out to add watercolors.
It felt so good to be back in the studio. I can etch plates over drawings upstairs and then use the time Lee has a minder to get back to printing.
I have approved the samples of The Stoat Story so will also be working on those books. Most of them will be mailed with the rest of the Bush Books to Australia. So grateful for the supporters down under. And their payments will be to Kangaroo Island restoration.