The workshop begins

We are in a lovely Japanese house with a beautiful garden and great workspace. We spent the morning learning about carving our woodblocks; 2 blocks, each with a different color.

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In the afternoon we started carving our own blocks. Since we are working within sight of Mt. Fuji, and I had the good fortune to see Fuji from the train to Kyoto, I decided to use it as my starting point and added some shapes from my recent echocardiogram for the second color.


This is my image with areas where color will overlap. These are not the colors I will use.


Tracing image onto block



My two blocks with registration keys already cut.

I carved my first block today and will work on the second tomorrow. As a bonus the rain stopped and we got to see Fuji from the studio window.


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