This is how it starts. I draw a design in reverse onto wood or french linoleum (made for artists). The area I want to print is left intact, while the rest is carved away. In this case, I'm creating six consecutive blocks that print in sequence, registering precisely on each sheet of paper. Each block is inked by hand with a brayer (a hand-held roller) before every print is pressed. Thus, I'll ink six blocks to make one print. If I print 20, I'll ink six blocks twenty times, or 120 times total. This is the first block.
Before reaching this point I've already spent several days drawing a design, mapping out a way to simplify and isolate the colors, then transferring it to the blocks. Please ask questions!!