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!

Jessy Juggling Chicken Circus Farm

Jessy Juggling Chicken Original pen sketch for the Circus Farm

So I transferred the image to the lino and got cutting, a lovely relaxing thing to do!

Jessy Chicken Linocut Print Circus Farm

Jessy Chicken Linocut Print beginnings of the lino cut (Circus Farm)

…and the finished lino

Jessy Juggling Chicken Final Linocut (Circus Farm)

Jessy Juggling Chicken Final Linocut (Circus Farm)

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.

Jessy the Easter Egg Juggling Chicken Printmaking Proofs

Jessy the Easter Egg Juggling Chicken Printmaking Proofs

 

Jessy the Easter Egg Juggling Chicken (Circus Farm)

Jessy the Easter Egg Juggling Chicken (Circus Farm)

 

Jessy the Juggling Chicken original design features on (click to view) mugs, tea towels, placemats and coasters 

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