Two projects on the table:
- It took quite a while to figure out an image for Wingtip Press Leftovers Print Exchange due at the end of March. Finally the drawing has moved to the soft block and cutting commenced! The print is actually looking a bit like my boy Moby! Since the exchange will benefit the Idaho Hunger Relief group, this year I chose an image of a sad pup waiting for food (not like I have models lounging around the house giving me sad eyes daily or anything!). Over the past few years, I’ve become known for dog images. Hopefully this one continues with good progress and no major mistakes. With a little luck, it will make the Idaho group a bit of money and travel the world with the other exchange entries.
- I also have started folding a concertina book for a collaboration, but chose the wrong paper. It’s good to test paper before folding it into a book. Does it work with pencil and eraser? Watercolor? Pen and ink? If it looks like crap after a round of eraser work, you need to choose a new paper. BFK Rives failed (a great printmaking paper). Arches Aquarelle (water color paper) should win. More cutting/folding to come. I also realized I need to think about paper grain and how the covers will be glued on plus their grain direction. So much I’ve forgotten about working on books. Oh well, it will eventually get sorted.