Today was a scribbling day. I should have started some collagraph plates for Monday’s printing excursion, but the ideas aren’t there yet – though it’s been so long since I’ve printed I’m not sure the ideas are a priority at the moment. The little rectangular boards in the photo are the plates of tomorrow.
Some things are starting to gel, this is more ‘pretty’ than I usually work but the colours are coming from the ecosystem maps… pink/magenta means endangered and is a bit special. As I found out yesterday, a pink dot on a map can be a single tree and a lot of the mapping is based on satellite imagery with no ground ‘truthing’.
I just read Cormack McCarthy’s ‘All the pretty horses’, wishing my Spanish was better than ordering coffee and eggs as I know I missed some pivotal dialogue. I love his writing, and his dark side is always present.
On a cheery note, I just made pizza dough as, unfortunately, the nearest delivery pizza won’t bring them the 100km to our door.