Saturday night after we put the kids to bed, my husband settled at the computer to watch the Weber State University away game. I sat behind him at my art table to cut and carve away at my linoleum plates. I have only until Friday to get this piece done and framed. I am really beginning to feel the pressure. I have 2 blocks carved and one left to finish cutting and carving. I do cutting before I carve even though it is slow and shows no progress, because it prevents me from slipping. Slipping is like making a big dark mess when doing a pencil drawing, where you want it to be white. If I slip and carve a piece out, it will forever show up blank when printing, and I cannot glue the linoleum piece back in. I must not slip. Linocutting is a slow and tedious process; Mistakes are not tolerated. They cannot be corrected.