TO MY LOVE, MY ANCHOR, MY SWEETHEART
As you can imagine I’m all over the place. This woman keeps me grounded. Thought I might try my hand at a wood cut to tell her so. This was the first woodblock I had done and even though I have done rubber lino before I forgot to flip the text!!!! I was inspired after talking to an ol friend, and teacher Alexi Natchev. He is an accomplished illustrator and he encouraged me to move from scratch-board to woodcuts.
Steven: “So where do you get your materials/wood”
Alexi: “aaahhh anyplace. You go to construction and take plywood from dumpster. hahha”
At least that’s how i remember it after a few dogfish. He’s pretty good at giving me a laugh and a new perspective
So as you’ll see in my process I actually carved this twice (even though my girlfriend only counts it as one gift…wtf right). I got the wood from a neighbors fire pit. Enjoy and thanks for letting me share with you my xmas gifts.
Store should be up shortly and you can get these for your loved ones. Stay tuned more projects in the near future.