Work in progress

Someone once told me that I can’t do everything, that I have to choose. And that is my problem. I still do not. I want to be a skillful artist, excellent teacher, adept gardener, household contributor, caring partner and family member, healthy, spiritual, intellectual, calm personality. I try for all of it, but do none of it well.

Try again… and again.

This linocut is the beginning of a reduction print. The ink is new to me: Akua intaglio. There are some things to be worked out.

In the mean time, an homage to my favourite spring flower:

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Linocut. Akua intaglio ink. Strathmore print paper. 10 x 10 cm. B. Wanhill 2016

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Update, December 20, 2016: I did eventually get the second colour on this print and it took months and months to dry. In fact I took a print out to scan today and it is still smudging. I will be on the look out for a more reliable permanent ink for 2017 printing adventures.

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Linocut. Aqua Intaglio Ink. Strathmore print paper. 10 x 10 cm. B. Wanhill 2016

 

2 thoughts on “Work in progress

  1. Choosing really is hard, but probably not necessary. The lessons of one field can often apply to others. For example, I know from experience that gardening can help improve patience, attentiveness to the needs of something, and many other things. In the Bible even the Kingdom of Heaven is explained in terms of lessons from gardening and baking bread, when correctly applied. 🙂

    1. Thank you for visiting and for your comment. I appreciate your viewpoint. It has given me cause to reflect on why I have been working in this way. Kind regards!

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