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Mystique Series #15 : carving ... and splash!

Posted by Dave Bull at 2:54 AM, July 16, 2011 [Permalink]

After a few days 'off' to catch up with other projects, carving resumed on Mystique #15 today. There are going to be a goodly number of impressions on this one, but to try and save wood as much as possible, I combined a number of the colour zones into groups - cutting more than one colour on each block.

Not quite sure how many there will be, but at the moment I have it down to ten 'faces', with I'm not sure how many actual colours.

And because the key block for this one was cut on a separate smaller block, unlike the 'double' blocks used for most of this series, the colour blocks can go down two-to-a-side, like this:


And now, a little sidetrack. Anybody watching the Webcam during this morning's carving session must have noticed something a bit strange. Dave mumbled something about feeling a bit 'hot', and then put his glasses down on the block and took a little break.

Some break! I took my camera with me ...

Here's the view looking left from the point at the bottom of my river steps. The small weir is at the upstream end of this little straight stretch of the stream:

And turning to look downstream:

Just at the point where the stream bends gently to the left in that photo, there is another small weir, matching the one we saw upstream, and kind of defining my 'territory'. If we go past it and look back, we can see this building in the 'distance':

I hung the camera on a tree branch ...

And although the webcam was still running back in the workroom, I couldn't resist ...

(I wonder just how late this print is going to be??)


Following comment posted by: Carol Lyons on July 17, 2011 12:47 AM

Now I have a pinup of you Dave! Cute.
Remember me--you taught me how to carve a thin line in Kansas City. I should have taken notes AND a camera.
Boxwood? Hmmm. I have boxwood bushes outside.
Have carving fun on Mystique. It is beee-utiful!

Following comment posted by: Jennifer Martindale on July 17, 2011 2:22 AM

Live in the moment. Thank you for sharing.

Following comment posted by: Dave on July 17, 2011 12:24 PM

remember me?

Yes, of course ... the week at Kansas City was most enjoyable!

As for the 'pinup' aspect of this, I tried to minimize that ... Thinking that the photos might be useful for the RoundTable, before taking those shots I went back to the branch where I hang up all my stuff, and put my pants back on!

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