This is going to be a fun woodcut! My awesome friend Sarah, who now lives out in the Sierra Nevadas (faaaaarrrrr from N.Y., *sniff*) has been posting the cutest pictures of her chickens and rabbit, Loki, to her blog. She was sweet enough to allow me to use some of the pics as references for artwork. Yay! Here's a rough sketch I banged out today during lunch (I should have been balancing my checkbook... oh well... that can wait another day right?). Loki and the chickens have "playdates" together which is absolutely hysterical, and I hope to capture some of that ... whimsy... and okay, utter sweetness... in a woodcut. I mean, chickens and a rabbit playfully chasing each other around in the garden... can it get any better than that?? No, not even greyhound playdates are that cute!!