stretch and shift just before I could sketch anything. She’s been unhelpful like this for months! But finally I came up with something to work with, and I carved and printed this rather intense cat. To tell the truth, this isn’t quite what I was intending. I was imagining a mellower look in its eyes, but when I inked the block and saw it glaring up at me so challengingly, I decided this was probably more representative anyway.
But despite her apparent reluctance to be a model, Talia has managed to participate in the printmaking in a more hands-on way. Yes, I really ought to say “paws-on.” In the midst of a block she jumped onto my table, right into the middle of the ink plate. Startled, she ran off over the table, along the windowsill, and across the floor, leaving her own trail of relief prints behind her. I know I always say I encourage everyone to make block prints, but I draw the line at printing
all over the floor! I like having the company, but I can do without the participation.
[Pictures: White Paw, rubber block print by AEGN, 2014;
Cat tracks, photos by AEGN, 2014.]