I finally finished printing the last layer of this reduction block print of my cat, Sadie. Using a soft-cut block, I cut out the white areas, and printed a light gray layer first with Akua ink. The next layer was light beige, then an orangey tone, with black being the top layer. She has a lot of variety in her fur patterns, so I found it challenging to carve them in reverse, as well as thinking about which layer needed to be cut away. She's a sweet cat, and I'm pleased her impressive whiskers are still evident in the final state of the print.
I am an art teacher who loves to draw and paint, as well as illustrate for children. I also enjoy printmaking---especially block prints. Whatever I do as an artist, I have to remind myself---no pressure---it all starts by just putting pencil to paper.