That lino print, and how it’s coming along…

But first…
Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word, barnacle.

Doh! This morning I have had a migraine jumping up at me and demanding my attention, so I shall make this a short post and then go and have a lie down with curtains closed and eyes shut.

Here’s a quick update on how my latest lino print, mentioned a few days ago, is coming along, (click here). The design has been added to and improved – the lino is now marked out and as you see I have made a start on the cutting.

I do like those pointy bird-beak style blades one can get for one’s Swann-Morton scalpel,  it’s the type of cutter I use most. The red sticky tape on the handle is so that I can spot it amongst all the other stuff cluttering up the bench.
This picture shows the lower part of the block – it’s  looking alright so far, don’t you think?
Hm, I’m reasonably optimistic…

Sorry, that’s all I can manage this morning.
See you tomorrow dear reader.

About Dave Whatt

Grumpy old surrealist artist, musician, postcard maker, bluesman, theatre set designer, and debonair man-about-town. My favourite tools are the plectrum and the pencil...
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10 Responses to That lino print, and how it’s coming along…

  1. Jnana Hodson says:

    Migraines? Do you have meds that can cut them off if taken in time?
    Sinus headaches can lay me low, so I know a bit of what you’re suffering. Deepest sympathy and best wishes on a speedy recovery.

  2. It looks lovely so far. Stay dark and quiet. No cheese. Be well 🙂

  3. David Manley says:

    Get well soon…and be careful those SM blades can be a bugger…I keep mine in a champagne cork! Ha what a swank I am!

    • Dave Whatt says:

      “Champagne cork”?
      Bloody ‘ell! A swank indeed!…
      The thing about those blades is they never get blunt with lino – one blade can last you all your life!…

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