Hang a Shining Star

"Hang a shining star" 2008 Christmas Card

And here is this year’s Christmas card – a lino print of a magpie and a star (so I didn’t stray too far from the original idea). There have been many print runs and there is a lot of ink in the house, but pretty much all the cards are sent. I keep thinking of people I’ve missed, but on the upside I don’t have to make gift tags this year because all the spoiled prints have been recycled into those.

I managed, of course, not to get a picture of one of the cleaner prints, but I really like this little guy (and have learned a lot about what not to do next time, for e.g., it is ambitious to try and get the same level of detail in lino – even soft-cut lino – as can be achieved in scratchboard).

Block for 2008 Christmas card

8 thoughts on “Hang a Shining Star

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  2. OMG, OMG, OMG!!! This is simply delicious! I love all the line and detail. You really put your heart into this one! I love the black and white it really makes such a lovely statement indeed. Thanks for sharing this wholesome goodness with us. Great work again.

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