I am done-didely-dood with my Research Paper. All that's left to do is print it off at work (SUCH a better printer than the one here at the house!) and make a copy for me and we're good to go! My eyeballs are SO SORE! Sunday night when I finalized the content I just had to sit and keep my eyes closed. Just so much computering, thinkin', and woodcutting!
And speaking of woodcutting, man that was tough! I mean CRAZY tough! My fingers were killin' me! Wow...just so much more intense than I dreamed it would be. And so much more different than stamp carving. Man, that's gonna be a breeze after what I just went through! :-) I wasn't super happy with the result but, hey, for a first effort, not too bad I guess. I worked on three different versions, each one using less and less detail.
So here is a picture of the woodcut and then a picture of the illustration it produced.
Don't be surprised if see this image on your Christmas card! I worked hard on it and so I'll be using it every chance I get! :-)