Monday, 23 December 2013

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year !

Since the last newsletter / blogpost I have had my knee arthroscopy. All is going well, lots of physio, walking and cycling to get my leg working again. It is quite astonishing the extent to which muscles waste if they are not used! I should be more than ready for the last stretch of the Coast Path in April.

This hiatus in the project has allowed me to reflect on what I have done so far. These reflections have ranged from wanting to re-do everything I have done so far to feeling quite smug about the whole thing. The benefit of hindsight is not always a positive thing, you can always see ways of improving your work and wishing you had done things differently. Like most printmakers I am highly critical of each print I produce and strive for perfection, but ultimately you have to trust the decisions you made at the time, enjoy the process and be content with the outcome. 

I still have a few of the South Hams prints left to make before I start on the final stretch from Brixham to Poole. I look forward to getting back into the landscape to refresh my memory as the sketches I made back in the long hot summer feel quite unfamiliar now.  But as it is home turf day trips out are nice and easy.

Thank you for your continuing interest in the project, lets hope 2014 brings us another good Spring and Summer!

Linocut “Hawthorn & Snow near Tunhill Rocks, Dartmoor”

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