Enough blabbering here is the work:
these guys are from these photos (I don't know that this is that important) of my brother and sister (this isn't important either):
so ... I noticed the lovely round shape between them, which Janie pointed out to me is a composition I have a habit of turning to .. I scaned the prints and played with them on photoshop after a brief period of confusion as to what to do with all the space I have on the plates ... (these are unlike the other plates I'm working on which are teeny tiny .. these are 13x17")
I tried making the figures bigger ...
photoshop saved me:
I played around enough until I got this which I'm really excited about and have already started working on the plates.
Today I went back to this etching, a single image divided into two strips:
and here is the current state of some plates which I will be finishing up within the next week or two: