Monday, May 20, 2013

Back in the Studio

linocut by Roberta Warshaw
linocut, a photo by Roberta Warshaw on Flickr.

My husband's surgery went well. He is home recovering now and will need a walker for 6 weeks while his knee heals.

Last week was quite difficult with the surgery and the hospital and all that goes along with that. It was so exhausting I would find myself falling asleep at 11 AM!!! That is quite unheard of for me.

The visiting nurse comes once a day and the physical therapist is now part of the team. Today I went swimming for the first time in over a week while the physical therapist was here working with him.

Yesterday I even got into my studio for a bit. Between the swim today and the studio yesterday I am starting to feel human again.

I had placed an order for some linoleum scraps and I am playing around with carving. I do need some better tools if I am to continue with this form of printmaking.
Those Speedball cutters are really hard on your hands.

I have some other small things I worked on which I will show you at another time.

That's it for now. Duty calls.


Joanne Holtje said...

I really love this one. I can't decide if they are pods or aliens or alien pods, but no matter, they are exciting!
Hey, have you tried "easy cut" I know Utrecht has one, and there are probably other brands, too. It is a soft, rubbery linoleum alternative. The tools go through it like a warm knife through buttah!
Glad things went well with your husband's surgery.
Take care of yourself.

Roberta Warshaw said...

I haven't tried that easy cut, but perhaps I will. Although I am taking a woodcut workshop in a few weeks and will need to learn to carve something that is more difficult. I'll see how it goes!

Robbie said...

So glad surgery went well and now you're getting back to some of your routine!!! Best to you! And hubby!

Thread Born said...

Hi Roberta- Try Speedball Speedy Carve (sometimes called Speedy Stamp) or Universal Moo Carve. Both are very easy to cut and you can get great detail with them.-Julie