Thank You and a New Block!

I mentioned on Facebook and Instagram that I was working on an owl linocut and I wanted to give one to each of the followers of this blog. I'd really like to say thank you to those of you that are following along on this adventure and supporting me in so many ways! My sign up form here doesn't include mailing addresses though, so please email me at jill@jillbergman.com with your address if I don't already have it.

The owls are finally done and I want to share some photos of printing them. My brother and sister-in-law, Peter and Heather Bergman are both letterpress printers, but I've never gotten to try letterpress. So I carved a 2 color linocut and my daughter, Tessa and I drove to visit them in Denver.

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The first color went on great and I got to do some printing.

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But the second color was a real struggle. It was eventually decided that we needed new ink, and the old black ink in the bottom of the can might be causing problems. 

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It was hard to wait, but when the new ink arrived, Peter managed to solve the problems and he finished up the printing for me. Yay!!

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So now I've got a stack of owls, and one is ready to fly your way! Send me your mailing address to jill@jillbergman.com. And thank you to Peter and Heather for their work on these!!

In other news... I've started the next big block for the book. 

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Here I am carving one skinny long curve as the outer edge of our atmosphere. More images will come as I make progress!