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Mystique Series - first progress report

Posted by Dave Bull at 12:47 PM, March 10, 2010

Exactly six days ago, in the previous post here on the RoundTable, I showed a photo of my 'office', with a woodblock sitting on the desk where I had just pasted down the first of the tracings (hanshita) for the upcoming first pair of prints in the new Mystique series. Since then, I have been completely silent.

Silent - but busy.

Hmm. It's a bit difficult to see the surface of the wood clearly with the desk light on. If I turn it off and leave just the light from the window, it's better: (these are clickable)

And let's move in for a closer peek ... (although at this level, it sure looks messy!)

I kept track of the time spent on this during the week. The 'gaps' are of course for other work ... bookkeeping, etc.

Thursday evening:4
Friday morning3
- evening4
Saturday morning3
- afternoon2
- evening3
Sunday morning3
- afternoon2
- evening4
Monday morning3
- afternoon2
- evening3.5
Tuesday evening3.5
Wednesday morning4
- afternoon2

So there's six days of my life gone ... in a pile of tiny wood chips on the floor around the carving bench! But it has been a most enjoyable and peaceful six days of work - very nice to be 'back at it'!


Following comment posted by: Ray Hudson on March 10, 2010 10:01 PM

Astonishing. Completely astonishing!

Following comment posted by: Daniel Dew on March 10, 2010 10:58 PM

very nice. Your skills in carving are amazing.

Following comment posted by: Annie B on March 10, 2010 10:59 PM

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. What a wonderful 46 hours you must have spent.

Following comment posted by: Dave on March 10, 2010 11:18 PM

What a wonderful 46 hours you must have spent.

Just me ... and the BBC! But I am very nervous about the announcement they made this week that from April, many of their web services are going to be cancelled. If they mess with the iPlayer, I'm going to make some noise!

Following comment posted by: Lee Oldford Churchill on March 11, 2010 12:23 AM

I can't wait to see this printed Dave, such beautiful work!

Following comment posted by: Richard S. on March 11, 2010 3:18 PM

Am I just missing the kagi, the corner registration marks, or is this using a different kind of registration?

Following comment posted by: Dave on March 11, 2010 3:22 PM

registration marks ...

Normal marks ... the 'L' in the lower right, and the 'dash' over at the left side. The 'L' is pretty small - just around 2mm on a side. That's the way I like it - no chance to 'wander' around ...

(There is also an extra 'dash' mark, positioned where it may come in useful one day, should I have a need to print just the right-hand image on these blocks).

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