Easter is on the way mmmm chocolate eggs 🙂 As I have been dabbling in a bit of lino cut printmaking recently I thought I would give Jessy the Juggling Chicken the print treatment with an Easter twist.
When I did the original pen and ink sketch for her design I was having a particular busy time and so juggling whilst on a tightrope seemed quite appropriate and could easily be a metaphor for my cookings skills – juggling ingredients and hope for the best!
So I transferred the image to the lino and got cutting, a lovely relaxing thing to do!
…and the finished lino
I then started playing with the inks and made some stamps for the Easter eggs and did several proofs playing with different paper stocks and a wooden spoon as I don’t have a press… a fun start, I’ll definitely have another play at printmaking with the Jessy Chicken linocut again sometime.