In response to a challenge from a friend - and to take a break from carving other prints - I did this lino print in a few hours. It was drawn directly on the block, carved and printed as soon as it was finished. The carving took the majority of the time, as my hands got tired quickly working on the unmounted linoleum. It wanted to buck and buckle and leap out of the bench hook at the most inopportune times. But several cut fingers later (Note to self: Keep tools sharp!), I was ready to print.
The objective was to 'go with the flow' so to speak, and not be so uptight about the art. The drawback of being a drafts(wo)man, is getting anal at times about sketching and drawing. No guts, no glory with this print. Marker to block, and carve away. Scary, and a little bit traumatic, but I seemed to have survived. Will I make it a habit? Um, a definite maybe?