I chose to use the silhouette of Mount Mansfield, our largest peak in Vermont. I get to see it every day when I walk out of my farm house. It has always held a special place in my heart and is a vital part of the Vermont scenery.
I carved several blocks and then cut them along the mountain range. I have been able to mix and match to create different pieces. It has been a time of great exploration for me as each piece alters the way I look at the blocks and I have changed some mid-stream. I don't intend to number the addition, however there will only be limited editions of each type of print as they will vary in color and shapes.I used a very simple style with a whimsical flair to represent several of the things that remind me of Vermont and our culture here in the Green Mountain State. I think I have more to come in this series. I feel some other ideas brewing but have not had enough time to put them down on paper.
Spring has been a nice change in our area, well really it is early spring a.k.a mud season. The warmer weather has been welcomed and it seems to affect everyone positively. I have had more energy lately and hope to put more time in the studio. I have been doing more sketching when an idea strikes me and I hope to continue this practice so that when I have the time to carve and print there are designs ready and waiting to be worked. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to start printing a few new pieces that I had carved a few weeks ago. It felt good to break out the inks and put my press to work.
I hope you enjoy your weekend and have beautiful weather.