Tuesday, January 1, 2008

new year

Alright, alright, I'm starting a new project for 2008. Inspired by my friends Michael and Noah, I'm going to do any "every day" thing. So, every day in 2008 I'm going to carve, cut or otherwise create a block, plate, stamp or whatever, which I'll use to make a relief print. Here's my dealio - I'll make and post a print a day, barring technical difficulties (like falling off the grid, in which case I'll still make the prints daily and post them as soon as I get back on the grid). Sometimes they'll be complex and sometimes they'll be super simple, depending on what else is on my agenda for the day, and materials will vary. It happens that 2008 is a leap year, so that's 366 days of block printing. We'll see if I can handle that.

To start it off, here's a cheetah (a special request from Willie).

He's carved on a 4" x 6" piece of Blick Blue Easy-to-Cut linoleum.

rave on cats and happy new year


Michael said...


Great idea and I'll be checking in.

Happy New Year!


M.Honeywell said...

A most excellent cheetah! And as for 2007 - I'm with ya. Amen and good riddance.

Rrramone said...

Elin, I am so honored!! How freaking cool is that? Thanks for doing it and for posting it. And since I am now tracking your blog I will definitely be a regular. Happiest of new years to you!!

Another Limited Rebellion said...

Wow, I'm glad to be one of your inspirations! I look forward to seeing what you produce this year (the cheetah is fantastic)!

Plain Jane said...

did I tell you I ordered a zippy cutter or whatever it's call, and some blocks. however, I'm not ready to commit to anything EVERY day! good for you!

Anonymous said...

To my favorite daughter in law: Happy New Year and I'll be watching what you do.
Love,Louisa Cha Cha Cha