Here is my first proof from the etching press of the plate I worked on Friday. Looks good. I want to burnish the lines of the stones in the house to lighten them up- just give more of the ‘overexposed’ feeling which came through very well in the leaves on that side.
Also I stopped smoking. It’s been shockingly less arduous than I suspected thus far, but I shouldn’t say such things too soon. I read this book: The Easy Way to Stop Smoking. The website for it looks like a marketing hoax –big and gaudy– but I did find the book really effective. It’s a kind of brain-un-washing, I suppose. Battles the mental side of quitting, which is the only major obstacle, really.