The heating is on, the nights are drawing in earlier every day and it's been cold, wet and windy with no sign of snow down along this part of the coast. Not my favourite time of year as I really hate the cold and the lack of light..
... but it's a good time to cosy up to a radiator and work on some more prints.
I worked a little more on the Stedham print as I wanted more light and dark on the water. I made myself stop before I cut away too much and am reasonably happy with the result now.
This week I've cut and printed a small lino block. It was a welcome change to work on something larger than a wood engraving block and not to have to use a magnifying glass to see what I'm doing.
Seeing strong winds whip up the leaves on the ground in the garden, along with pots and the odd bit of garden furniture, I made a few rough sketches before I started this small wood engraving on a one day course at bip-Art in Brighton in late September. I wanted to explore how to express movement, in this case the wind, in a wood engraving. It was much harder than I imagined!
I didn't manage to finish the block on the day but finally got around to it recently.
There might not be any snow here but I could at least imagine a bit of frolicking in some for my annual xmas card.