Iris from my garden

20110525230129.jpg, originally uploaded by pejnolan.

Wednesday night I began to carve a block showing an iris from my garden. Last year the plants were purchased from the Gurler House Plant Sale around Mother's Day. Everything I purchased there last year is growing so abundantly this year!

I have gigantic purple iris, medium purple iris, smaller yellow iris, and mini dark purple iris. In front of that is a little stone path with a purple and green sedum, blue speedwell and pink dianthus. Off to the side are crimson mums.

I used differently sized u-gouges to make a pattern of circles that will create a nice gradient using progressively smaller circles.

This Sunday starts my moku hanga class in Chicago! Eeek! I am so excited and scared at the same time. I'll let you know how it goes.


Ellen Shipley said...

Lovely iris. I like the sepia tone.

Erin K. Nolan said...

Thanks! I'll be printing it in deep violet with a light yellow gradient. (Hopefully) ;-)