koi pond coma

Over the past few weeks, have been blessed to take a woodcut carving class with the truly gifted landscape artist, Tom Killion. My first time working with wood (bleh. wood flakes in unexpected ways, and as Buddyray puts it, is like working out with weights on. My arms were like overboiled noodles after working the blocks). On the upside, I got me some fancy new japanese woodcarving tools and a leather strop (!!) and compound for honing my tools between uses.

A million things I would change about this multi-color block, but I'll chalk it up to new experiences. The image would make a sweet poster for the right band though, me thinks.