With 2 shows and a studio tour going on in September and early October (please forgive my humble brag), I haven't had much time to work on the stag print. Here's the first proof I ran, showing the gray and black blocks printed together. I have another block to print, for the yellow UFO light beams, stag eyes, and the lower portion will be rolled up in light gray ink and carved into tendrils of mist pooling at the stag's hooves. I forced myself to take a week off after the Tour, but I can't wait to finish this guy up and frame him.
October 8 and 9th I took part in the White Rock Lake Artists' Studio Tour. It was my first year on the Tour and I wasn't sure how many visitors we'd get. My studio is about 1/2 mile or so from any other artist's, but the turnout was pretty good. It was fun meeting art aficionados and trying to explain relief printmaking to those who didn't understand the process. Hopefully, I didn't confuse people too much. Now I've got some plans for how I'll improve next year's Tour.