Here's the first pull of my Elmwood block. I intend(ed?) to carve leaves into the tree and have green showing through, but right now I'm pondering whether I just like it in black and white. Once I cut away, I can't go back, so I think I'll try painting some leaves on this proof and see what I think. There's a second Elmwood image that I think would be good in just black and white, so maybe I'll end up with a pair of black and whites. I'll sleep on it while I go dancing this weekend and take a short break.
Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.
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