Now that all the toys, books, presents, food, and wrappings of a joyous, raucous holiday are over and the house is cleaned up, I am back to my Night Studio in the evening. Tonight this fern is what two movies produced. Clayboard engraving (scratchboard) is very slow work - a good way to practice patience and serenity.
This is the fern I etched tonight. It isn't finished. This is the first pass. It needs more definition. You can see the beginnings of my signature ribbon as well.
And this is how it sits on the board.