Boots, scratchboard, C. Joy McCallisterBoots” is an 8″x10″ scratchboard piece. I started it at a September 2018 workshop with Lori Dunn and finished it five months later. The design is from a photo Lori supplied for use in class. Scratchboard begins with a piece of masonite coated with kaolin clay that’s been covered with layers of ink. As Lori explained the process and its techniques, I became more and more fascinated by it all. The results can be stunning. Unlike painting, I know scratchboard is not something I can spend hours doing in one sitting. Even though it can just as easily take me to another zone, my eyes tell me within an hour it’s time to give it a rest. Scratchboard is definitely a technique I will continue to practise. Gallery-Flights of Fancy