At the beginning of a new project its always difficult to get going, but as someone (mentor) once said to me “just make work and the ideas will come”. So I decided to start a simple tree woodcut 2ft by 2ft, I spent all day friday drawing the image, unfortunately when packing the car for the journey back to Limerick I left the mdf woodcut behind me in the Kilkenny Arts Centre car park. Three very rainy days later our arts co-ordinator Mary located it up for me and luck was on my side it remained intact, even though I was hoping a brand new image would emerge. It is now cut and hand printed using the back of a wooden spoon (image below). It is good to get the mishap out of the way early on in the residency. I wonder what other dramas are in store for me…Deirdre