I am have been getting together my tools for my next printmaking course. This one is more about working in the studio at Australian Print Workshop. When I complete this course I will be able to go in and use the workshop whenever I want. It is like getting my studio license. I will need to have all I need to do the printing so I have been having fun getting new art supplies. It is a tough job, but someone has to do it.
I have bought some beautiful lino/wood carving tools. I decided to spend a little more and get some decent tools that will hold their edge and feel good. Then of course I had to buy some sharpening stones to keep the edges sharp. Still trying to get the knack of a really sharp edge (any suggestions or tool sharpening tips greatly appreciated).
I decided to redo the bird prints that I did previously on a larger scale with the right colours this time. So I have wood shavings flying and some sore fingers, but very proud to say no blood as yet.
The bench hook (board that I am carving on) is very special to me, it is my late fathers cedar drawing board which my cousin partner turned into a bench hook as it was no longer smooth enough to use for drawing. Thanks Chris, it is already in good use.
Having so much fun, there is nothing like a new project.
PS a special hello to all my friends in Paris at the moment, have fun, relax and partake in all that great cuisine.