This ginko leaf is one that I drew in January on the day that we helped our 13 and a half year old dog pass away. It was such an emotional day and I felt so empty. I wanted to create something from my grief and found myself drawing. It feels good to print something with this leaf drawing, now carving, a month later. It is a nice sense of time passing, healing even as we continue living. Our dog was a sweet old soul.
Remember my owl? My friend was carved with PZ Kutz, Grade B . I really enjoyed this material. However, I have a strong opinion about the material I used for the ginkgo leaf. Speedball Speedy-Cut. I will NEVER use it again. It is very crumbly, difficult to work with, and clearly will not last over time. I recommend never buying it. Anywho.... so fun to print with the owl, and now I know that I want to carve away at it some more to make the lines more bold. Fun stuff... experimenting, and changing as you go.This one has a calling to be used for some of my daughter's birthday invites, I do believe. We'll see if she agrees.