and a drought. While the latter is bad for the garden, the former seems to be bad for my brain, so it was another slow week. I did get work done on …and still counting …
Here’s an image of the stitching partially completed so that you can see the pre-pierced holes in the background print.
I quite like the look of the ‘wrong’ side of the panel.
I printed, scored, and trimmed the rust pattern menko strips.
Some of the menko in the piece will have the flat side showing to match the surface of the menko with the rust prints.
I also played a bit with which menko will go in the central panel, but I will leave the final decision on that until I have the piece laid out for sewing.
In book arts news:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art website has a well-illustrated post on woodcuts. It’s worth a quick look if you aren’t familiar with the process. (Too bad the header image for the page is not a woodcut! I believe it’s a blow-up of a wood engraving.)
In other news:
David had a busy week. One of the many things he accomplished was the production of about 14 cups of crabapple sauce. There will be cake this winter!
He also brought me a treasure found while clearing yet another area of tree-sized overgrowth. It has fulfilled its purpose and is no longer in use. Examination of the bits of eggshell (faintly bluish with dark speckles) leads me to suspect some kind of sparrow raised a family here.