What better than a dragon to get me carving and printing again? Here is a shot of the block I am carving for my year of the Dragon postcard exchange. I've had this block of shina for a while and it seems appropriate for this occassion. I can't lie about it: Knife sharpening is one of my least favorite aspects of doing moku hanga. I finally made myself sit down and assess my knives and most of them now are back in good shape. I've forgotten what a joy it is to sit and carve and watch my sketch appearing in a block of wood. Later, I can write about what a joy it is to watch my drawing come to life as a print.
Lana Lambert is a resident artist at the Virginia Arts of the Book in Charlottesville, Virginia. She strives to practice her craft, fill her life with abundance of the natural world, and create works that inspire others and relay the inherent beauty in things so that someone else may see it too.