I've been encouraged by a lovely gallery to do a series of scratchboard etchings to be carried by them. I want to do each size in sets of two or four, so I'm going to finish two more in the 5x7 size and then do a set of larger etchings. Here is the pencil sketch and initial layout for the newest one: "Butterfly." I was a bit unsure about the butterfly, so this time I made a sketch on paper and transferred it to the scratchboard simply by laying the paper on the board and going over my pencil marks with a stylus. That left a slight impression on the board which I could then go over with pencil. This is easier than using graphite paper, which tends to shift. I will be working on this now and then this week between Christmas presents. Stay tuned.