Block print anyone?
I carved this one from a cork floor sample (approx 3.5 x 4.5 inches).
It worked just fine! I found some very nice paper
that took the block print ink so nicely. I used black ink only.
Example below. These are our Christmas cards.
|Dunlin - block print by TeriGardnerRobus, after carving by MatthewHRobus|
|Dunlin - red cedar wood carving by MHRobus|
I wanted to try a block print of one of Matt's carvings, so I sketched it first.
|Dunlin sketch - 5 x 4 inches|
|Cork block with ink|
Dunlin are amazing little shorebirds. They are highly gregarious in winter, sometimes forming large flocks on coastal mudflats or sandy beaches. Large numbers can often be seen swirling in synchronized flight on stop-overs during migration or on their winter habitat.
Here is a great photo of them.
|Dunlin (Calidris alpina)|
Photo by: Jonn Leffmann
[CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)],
via Wikimedia Commons
Thank you to all who checked in during this past year.
Best wishes for a Happy Holiday Season!