I had sketched an idea back in May of a compass, moon, and tree. It took a different direction and I ended up abandoning it all together. At a friend’s Halloween party I had a few comments about how I need to print it. But I wasn’t happy, it wasn’t complete.


Piece from my sketchbook I was not happy with (yet)


With new-found inspiration and encouragement I went back and stressed over making it perfect. It wasn’t happening! It took a bit more reworking at ┬áTim Horton’s with a friend and their lovely encouragement to not scrap the idea again… and then something clicked. The final print came out much better than expected and it might just be my favorite so far. It might even end up on a shirt.


Final print of original sketch


Carved block before printing


Framed print