At first I wondered if it would be possible to make some deep theological reflection upon Easter if I reused the 2021 Christmas Cards which I still haven't recycled yet. You know, 'this is how it all began'.
I thought better of that plan, so, now for plan B.
I had spent a couple of days last week looking at Easter cards and pictures on the internet, and then started drawing;
This was quite time consuming to draw if one increases the scale, and my card blanks are about 12.5 cm square. The only way I was going to be able to make enough cards in time to post them on Tuesday or Wednesday, was to print them. I suppose I could have printed them off on the computer, but, Aha,! A chance to do some lino printing!
First I tried several drawings, all to scale;
Eventually, around five o'clock, I finished cutting, and could make some test prints. I was using a small stamping pad, dabbing it over the surface of the lino, rather than getting out the printing ink and roller. I did some tests on sheets of paper, and also experiments with colouring the paper first. I should have let the paint dry before printing, but I was only looking to see if I liked the effect.
Tomorrow I shall cover the table with newspaper, and my clothes with an apron (!) and set up a production line. They will need to dry, and hopefully I'll get them in the post first thing on Wednesday.