These are photos of a new print I'm working on for the header of this blog. It's very long and skinny- 4x17 inches. For linocuts like this, I carve the whole image backwards including the letters and words. Then when it's inked and you lift the paper off, the words appear the right way on the paper. It works just like a stamp does. If you look at the image or text on a rubber stamp it will look backwards. But then when you make the stamp, the image is correct on the paper. Ta-da!
Life by Cynthia Rylant
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