This was my first book, and my first real project, involving getting out, taking photographs, making sketches, creating plates and composing the the text to make up the finished item. I didn't really have to travel very far for ideas, in fact is was a walk of just a few hundred yards into the Leap Valley, behind my house.
It was a chilly December morning and I decided to study a variety of winter vegetation in close-up, and convert what I saw into a small series of basic woodcuts with the woodgrain clearly showing in the finished prints. I then wrote a few very short passages of text to accompany the prints, and printed them using 18 point Centaur Italic letterpress type.
The paper used was BFK Rives 210gsm Mould Made printmakers paper which too the letterpress and woodcut prints very well.
A small edition of fifteen 12-page booklets were finally bound and finished in April 2011.