Sunday 29 May 2011

Week 4

Another exciting printing day at the Curwen arrived! I was going to do some etching but changed my mind and thought I'd print some of my wren image, which is a wood cut (the only one I've done). To pass Stage 3 of this course you need to produce an edition of 5 of a print, which is not as easy as it sounds! It proved really difficult inking up each print consistently in order to get images exactly the same, as the wood is quite thick and slightly uneven. I pulled 20 prints and have probably got my 5; I felt a bit exhausted and haven't examined them closely yet; a job for this week.

My dear little wren took all morning, I then worked on cutting and printing trials of my aerial view. The cutting is taking ages and making my hand ache! The blocks for 2 more colours are now ready.

More later on progress of this print, as I am off to a party -The Green party; which is the little lane in my village where we used to live. It's a party for residents past and present, families and friends so should be fun!


  1. Oh sweet little wren! It will be worth all the effort, I'm sure.

    Enjoy your party!

  2. I know how tedious all the cutting and proofing is Anna but your wren print is a delight. Hope you enjoyed your party and come back to the cutting board refreshed. Lesley

  3. Your wren is beautiful Anna. Was good to see you this afternoon... good party!


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