I've been out of town. Again. I'm finally home to really settle in and finish several prints in progress.
I spent a lot of the afternoon carving the one above, my second Paris print, so I could go ahead and proof it. It's hard to really tell what it looks like until I ink it, but once I ink it, I lose all my drawing lines. Printmaking is an exercise in patience.
I'm largely pleased (despite the extra fuzzy newsprint proof). I'll fix a few things and get a better look soon.
I also did a little more carving and another proof on my Notre Dame print. It's just about ready to print for real.
And I proofed the second Elmwood print, which I had gotten to the refining stage ages ago before all my travels. It will be good to have it fully finished.
Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.
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