Linocut – The Mirror Test

I made the critical error of not reversing the type on my last linocut. At the same time as I penciled “Love” incorrectly, I also penciled “I love you” on another block. As I sat down to correct this second block, I realized that holding the block up to a mirror would be a good way to check thatContinue reading “Linocut – The Mirror Test”

I don’t LOVE mistakes

Ironically the first thing I wrote in my last linocut post was “Mirror image. The design prints the reverse of what it is on the block. I keep forgetting this!” and I still forgot! And this time it was text – so you can’t ignore the mistake. Sometimes when I make a mistake this bad I learnContinue reading “I don’t LOVE mistakes”

Learning Lino – A Different Way of Thinking

As I worked on my second linocut, I realized that with block printing it’s a totally different way of thinking, than painting or drawing. It’s also exciting (and hard) that you don’t really know what you are going to get, until you do that first print. Here’s what I was thinking about as I carved my secondContinue reading “Learning Lino – A Different Way of Thinking”