the lino carving

December 1

It’s finally here. We’ve been listening to Christmas music, drinking hot chocolate (though the weather is just ugh here in Houston), and decorating. I really like the inspiration this month brings. I want to make so many things. I want to knit all the time. I want to cover everything in stamps or glitter or washi tape. I really wish I felt like this every month of the year.

That lino up there might be my nemesis. It started nicely, but now that I’m done and actually making prints, I don’t know, man. I have had to fine tune it no less than 8 times. I keep finding itty bitty pieces to carve out. I got tempted to just throw it in the trash but, NO….I’ve worked way too hard to just let it go. I had a tough time getting my ink right, but some of the final prints I made last night during my test batch were actually pretty. Today, I finish up our Christmas card! I’m really excited because the photos I took of my boys for it might be my favorites yet. Outtakes:

Christmas Card 2012: outtake, 2 Christmas Card 2012: outtake


3 comments to December!

  • I feel the same wanting to make and knit and crochet and embroider or learn something new… all the time.
    wow that print is amazing! looks like an angel.
    those pics of the boys is precious.

  • JessicaNo Gravatar

    Oh, I absolutely love your lino print! I did that way back in school when I was 16 – I loved it then and you may have just inspired me to give it a go again!! Your boys are just adorable (I have 2 boys too)

  • ugh, I know. I’ve been really feeling the craftiness, but it’s so hard to get into the Christmas spirit otherwise when it’s 83 and humid. :(