Monday, April 13, 2009

Kew Gardens oak tree

It's Monday morning, when I make my lists and assess the week ahead as I drink my morning tea.  It looks to a rather full week.  Freelance projects and market work has been sneaking up on me, and multiplying like rabbits when I haven't been looking.  

Here's a linoleum block print I made last fall, using two blocks.  The tree image this time comes from some sketches from Kew Gardens, made when I was in London last spring.  Kew is an amazing place  with a rich history, and I am extra fond of it because it's where I did my botanical illustration internship.

Linoleum block printing is a fun, very low-tech means of printmaking.  I played with it a lot during the patient months of waiting for the etching press (not low-tech) to arrive.  You can even make prints in this style using styrofoam and a ballpoint pen to score the lines.

Alright, off to actually tackle the weekly list instead of just looking at it.

3 comments:

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

Oh, just lovely Christi, beautiful.
You and Benji need to visit again soon!
-gr

Christi said...

Gary! Thanks! I know, definitely want to visit again, we've talked about it...maybe later this week? And yes, my awesome housemates had a baby, pretty exciting.

DSonke said...

Were you at Kew professionally again, or was it a fun visit?