Linocut - What is it??

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I drew this Lion to represent my three words for 2020 - Courageous Calm & Wise

Let's learn a few new things this year, find work/life balance and deepen our connection with each other. I invite you on this journey along with me! There will be beautiful new products, peeks behind the scenes of my business and

how I run it as well as a deep dive into my art and inspiration.... Up first is my new favorite pastime, Linocut.

When I need to recharge my creativity, I consume content that is unrelated to my business. These past few months, I've immersed myself in podcasts, art, independent films and books. One art technique I've become mesmerized by is a printmaking technique called Linocut. It is a variant of woodcut in which a sheet of linoleum is used as a relief surface. A design is cut into the linoleum surface with a sharp blade or gauge. When ink is rolled over the raised areas with a brayer, it creates a mirror image of the carving. You then press a sheet of paper onto the ink with a press and reveal the final print. Guess where you might be seeing these prints in my line?

For a more detailed video of the linocut process, see Maarit Hänninen below.

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