Beehive Linocut


I’m working on an artist book on the current plight of bees, and I wanted a linocut of a decaying beehive for the cover. I did this sketch, starting in the lower left corner, but I didn’t like the lines so I changed it for the rest. I’m not sure how successful I’ll be at achieving these delicate lines in linoleum since it likes to crumble when you put too fine a point on things, but I’m up for the adventure.


About sappling

When God created the world, he did it in six days and rested on the seventh. I always wished there was just one more day in the week, an eighth day just for me to pursue the thoughts in my head and translate them to the physical world. There are only seven days, however, so I steal my creative moments in between being a mom and my work binding books and making boxes for clients all over New York City. I love working with my hands, learning new things, and I'm here to share those lessons with you. There are only seven days in a week. Why not eight? Guess I'll ask when I get there.
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2 Responses to Beehive Linocut

  1. Ki says:

    Brave. And it’s beautiful.

  2. karen says:

    I love this idea this is beautiful!

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