Today I also transferred the image for the next piece I'll be doing, another reduction print, to two new blocks. I'll probably start working on that one this coming week -- the Carizzo Plain block is taking very little time to carve at this point.
This is the sketch; the inspiration came from a park we stopped at and wandered through on our Seattle trip last fall. The path wound through a grove of these trees and the needles on most of them were turning orange as if they were deciduous leaves. They were backlit to amber by the sun and in sharp relief against the surrounding greenery of the park. It was breathtaking and we were kicking ourselves for not having the camera again. How many times do we need to learn that lesson?