I'm an artist working with moku hanga, traditional Japanese woodblock printing
07 February 2006
I printed a second block last night. This one was really fun to carve. I was afraid it wouldn't print well, afraid that the wood would swell with the water and close up the fine radiating lines, but it came out pretty well. A couple of blotchy spots, but most will be covered by subsequent printing.
I'm loaded with illustration work this week, so I feel like I'm "stealing" time to work on this print every evening, but I can't stand not to work on it! I'm trying to put the "free" back in "freelance."