For today I wish …
Today, I am off to a wood engraving weekend workshop. I am as usual a little anxious; no matter how much I want to do the session and anticipate the delight at the end; I always have doubt about my ability, credibility and place in the world of printmakers.
Then, there’s the further fear and I wonder if other relief printmakers feel this or at least understand. When we begin engraving our image on the black blank surface, we let in light, add texture, depth and colour. We know that we cannot go back; yet why is it I keep thinking about a finishing touch … and find myself overdoing it?
My prayer for today and for all beings is ; may I be aware that ‘it is just right’ sooner rather than later.