Four days in bed, one rough day back at work, and three days trying to catch up. On the plus side, I was, a couple of days before I got sick, considering doing some kind of cleansing purge to balance out the effects of our over-indulging through the Christmas holidays. No need for that now. I'm definitely cleaned right out although I'm not sure this would have been my choice for how to go about it.
Anyway, I was finally back at 'er last night, in a carving frenzy, determined to get the first stage of the block cleared so I could print today. I often wonder how long it takes other people to carve their blocks. It is, in fact, one the things I'm most curious about. Do other people take as long as I do? Because I tend to work slowly. Specially when there are things like thin spider web bits to work around. This little bit bellow, for example. It took forever.
But I did get it all done. At 11:00 last night and only then did we go and start watching our regular Saturday night movie, so my goal of not always throwing off my sleep schedule on weekends was, yet again, postponed until next week.
This morning we got up reasonably early, given we were up until 1:30, and headed over to Granville Island to see my Sand Dollar print, in the Malaspina member show, hanging on the wall. High time too; today was the last day so I was glad to get a chance to finally see all the great work on display.
Then, after the show, home to print. At last. There's not much to see yet, as usual with the first colour down, but I'm sure pleased to see prints hanging on the drying rack again.