Spring definitely hasn't sprung yet. Two weeks ago snowflakes drifted down from the heavens, and while much of the country ground to a halt, here at least the "Beast from the East" wasn't that beastly. It was very cold though so I hunkered down and got on with another wood engraving. This one is based on a sketch I did last summer of some lovely sunflowers grown by my allotment neighbour's children.
There are a few more bits of clearing here and there that I need to do on the block but overall it's worked out ok. The actual print on Hosho paper is more delicate than the rather dense digital photo so I'm reasonably happy with it.
The "Beast" is forecast to return this weekend so my delicate garden plants, with tender buds just appearing, are covered in fleece and I might just have to crank up the dial on the electric heater and start another print.
I'm a designer, teacher and printmaker. I'm also a gardener and allotment holder, so my blog might be a mix of stuff.