Wednesday, January 26, 2011

First proof

In haste....I have just run off a very quick proof of the block so far. There will be a little more work on it but I'm pleased with it so far.



I spent a few weeks unable to use my tools, as I'd strained my wrist; most frustrating! Lots of ideas for new engravings are forming and I'm keen to get more engraving time. I may try my hand at Ex Libris labels sometime. (labels to paste into books, with the book owners name on. Literally, 'From the library of...' . Fascinating possibilities.

9 comments:

PG said...

They just get better and better, every new one I think is your best! Really sorry to hear about your wrist - as you know, I can empathise.

Sarah Wimperis said...

Love it, love the texture on the beach, and knowing the place well, you have catched it! Sorry about the wrist, hope it is better now.

Are you curious about me? said...

This is wonderful, your work never ceases to inspire me. I hope that you wrist gets better soon.

Ex Libris labels sound a wonderful idea... With a cornish connection maybe...

Swan Artworks said...

That's looking great! Stupidly I forgot it would be flipped so I was surprised to see it this way round... silly me!
The liveliness of the details and the movement and perspective all make it such an interesting and intrigueing print to look at. I love the way all the curving shapes frame it and are echoed all through it like a spiral - even the steps remind me of the cross section of a nautilus shell.
I think its a great success!

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

No wonder you're pleased Sue, it's lovely. x

Jan said...

Looking really interesting. My natural inclination is to say,"Make a book" - maybe about Cornwall, or poetry, the possibilities....

Magpie Magic said...

Wow! Looks great. Love your idea of ex libris labels. They'd be fab. You could sell them on Etsy. I bet they'd sell like hot cakes. :-) xo

Diane Cutter said...

It's gorgeous... I love the detail and the slightly wonky perspective. It's utterly charming and I've enjoyed watching you work through the process.

Sue said...

Thanks for all the comments, folks. Your input is so valuable to me.

Jan, I've just been to your book blog and been amazed. I could never do that. If you ever fancy a collaboration... ;-)