I carved a couple of small images in lino on Thursday evening. I carved them sat on the sofa in the living room while watching TV which probably isn’t ideal! I was a bit more careful when I printed them at least.
The first image is of a blue jay, a bird which is native to North America. Me and Phil are currently more than a little obsessed with the cartoon Regular Show, one of the lead characters in which is a blue jay, which is what inspired me to carve one. Here is my blue jay – a head shot and the full image. Unfortunately I don’t have any blue ink at the moment, so he’s a monochrome blue jay.
My second print was a floral image – the image is roughly based on a detail from a Chinese lacquer box. The first image below is the carved lino matrix used the print the image, and the resulting print is pictured below.