A few days ago, I went for a walk with my daughter and grandson. We followed the trails that wind through a forested area near Beckwith Park in Saanich East. This area is part of the Garry Oak Restoration Project (GORP), a public ecological restoration program designed to educate local residents about the value and sensitivity of Garry oak ecosystems. It was exactly the right time of year to see hundreds of fawn lilies (Erythronium oregonum) blooming in grassy areas near trails and ponds. We made frequent stops to admire the delicate white blossoms floating above the mottled leaves.
This week’s printmaking experience was not as successful as that lovely walk–not by a long shot. There was a lot more problem solving going on than there was printmaking. Not enough ink on the plate, then too much ink. Spatters, spots and smudges. No perfect prints and not many passable ones. Still, I promised in my last post that I would have a print to show you, so here it is.