Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Fitzgerald again

I was a bit desperate about Christmas gifts this year, trying to make as many as i could with things i already had on hand.  Happily, i had some printing supplies about, so i decided to adapt this photo of Fitz for a block print - the shot was brightly backlit, and he's a black and white cat, so with all that contrast, it seemed like a good candidate to carve.

I plunged ahead, despite the fact that that i'd never worked from a photo, and it was only the second block i'd ever cut.

I think it turned out pretty well, actually.

In addition to the ones that went out as gifts (or, ahem, will go soon), i sold one to a friend, and there are a few prints available at O'Hurley's General Store in Shepherdstown.

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