Suffice it to say I've spent more time indoors, out of the rain, high winds, cold and general gloom, than I wanted to, It's been an opportunity to get on with more wood engravings but I'd rather have had a proper summer. Sigh.. perhaps it'll arrive in September.
I'd made a few first prints from this block, cleaned it off and left it to dry. A rare shaft of sunlight fell on it and it split down the middle!
Nothing I can do about it so I've abandoned it for now. I did curse... it had taken ages to do!
I had a fabulous time in Mallorca for my birthday this year (thanks to my sister and her lovely family).
One of the places we visited was Valdemossa in the Serra de Tramuntana mountains. The Carthusian Monastery had some odd stuff in it - skulls, metal flagellation instruments - those monks were into some weird stuff! The Chopin Museum was interesting and it was lovely and cool in the stone corridors and the inner courtyard. (It was hot in Mallorca!)
From the courtyard garden of the Monastery you could look out across the fields to the mountains. Based around one of my photos I finished this small engraving last weekend on yet another rainy day.
Size is approx 7 x 11 cms.