I haven't carved a lino block in a long time, preferring to carve a softer material especially with my shoulder problems but am giving it another go. I have my heat gun handy to warm the block prior to carving so that should help. Now, my greatest challenge is deciding what to carve. I've really been drawn to fantasy images through watching the Game of Thrones, but at the same time, I'm still drawn to animals and nature. These are times that my sketchbooks are both a blessing and a curse. It's like having a pile of books that are calling to be read and yet I can only focus on one. And this time, I think I may pull a print or two, but because this linoleum is mounted on a wood block, I think it would make a beautiful finished piece as is. I guess we'll see.