52 Weeks of Print: 52/52

52 Weeks of Print: Week 52 Cabin

I’ll be honest. Around my house I’m not know as someone who finishes a task. AND this 52 week project ended up taking almost two years – but in my defense I had medical reasons! Anyway….
Anyway. It’s finished! For the final project, I wanted to create something personal and frame worthy. Our little cabin in the woods fit the bill.

52 Weeks of Print: Week 52 Cabin

Initial Sketches

52 Weeks of Print: Week 52 Cabin

Carving away on the first layer. With this layer I carved away the negative spaces.
I wanted this to be a two color relief print but, boy, I had no idea how tough it would be to settle on a color. I tested about five background colors and finally decided to go with a muted gray. Very happy with the result.

52 Weeks of Print: Week 52 Cabin

52 Weeks of Print: Week 52 Cabin

With the background, I carved away negative space at the top around the trees and then carved into the linoleum to get the the “greenery” at the bottom.

52 Weeks of Print: Week 52 Cabin

The thing is, I have fallen deeply in love with lino carving and creating relief prints. I feel that I’ve only scratched the surface (no pun intended) and want to continue to explore this wonderful medium. Not sure if the future will hold another creative challenge – hopefully so, but nailing a theme will take some thought.
So, this is it, folks! Week 52 of 52 Weeks of Print. (wah hoo!)
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