August 08, 2011

Gettting It Done

Well, for a little while, it was beginning to look as if I wouldn’t finish the lake print before our big trip.  I am, as a rule, very organized and systematic, probably to the point where the line between organized and anal gets just a little blurry at times.  I thought I had a pretty good concept of all the stuff that had to be dealt with before we hop in the van and go chase the ghosts of our younger selves.  But I overestimated how efficient we would be at getting it all done.  Or maybe it’s just the random element of the unforeseen: the little bit of "Loki-ism" that throws a sprinkling of chaos into daily life.  Whatever the case, my chances of getting the final colours of the print done, and having a clean slate before we left, appeared to be dwindling as this past weekend wore on. 
All's well that ends well though and it did end well. Somewhere between studying road maps, baking muffins (lots and lots of raspberries this year), sewing a curtain for the van, and taking the dog to the vet to get his rabies shot and his anal glands squeezed...if you have to ask, you don't want to know...I carved the last bit of the block and printed the last pass on the print.  
Here are the final two stages, printed over the past couple of Sundays:


Sleeping Lake - Reduction Linocut
8" x 11" - edition of 12


I'm ready for the next one, whatever it might be.