June 29, 2014 in Uncategorized
I just spent 2 days making boxes for books and objects with the ever patient Meg Richardson.
A clam case for my Home (2014) book and a box full of compartments for printing supplies. A great deal of concentration was required!
May 27, 2014 in Uncategorized
There’s been a bit of a gap due to hundreds of pieces of work that needed assessing!
Just started thinking about next wlyb exhibition theme = ebb and flow. Beginning with some circles which look a little like continents when they are printed. The nooks and crannies that resemble fjords and rivers are in fact edges of words.
April 9, 2014 in Bookmaking
I have finally finished my book entry for Home 2014. That took a while! Now I can start planning a book for our next exhib…
April 1, 2014 in Uncategorized
Was sorting out some screen prints this morning and then the sun started to come out. This meant a trip to my rented plot of land on an organic small holding. Spent a lot of time weeding and strimming. Below is the garlic which is doing really well – shame I am allergic to it!
March 18, 2014 in Printmaking
I have been sorting through my letterpress prints and then taking sections from each of the 4 people’s prints. These will then be used for screenprinting. I have some that are also the full set of words for each section. No doubt these will all be layered up / probably with different colour ways for each person. Need to coat my screens with photo emulsion and then expose the images. Only then will I be ready to screenprint.
February 25, 2014 in Printmaking
Just when I thought there was no more letterpress to be done for the moment…
I decided to start looking at the overlapping words between the 4 people. Now I have a nice collection of groups of words each exploring different relations. There are links between all 4 of us
These are then followed by links between pairs and trios. This seems to have added an extra layer of information and secrecy – excellent!
February 23, 2014 in Printmaking
My letterpress prints are building up. Person no.2 is now finished, as is no.3 and I have just started on the last person = myself! After they are all finished it will be time to scan them into the Mac and make the artwork for screenprinting. Looking forward to that bit.
February 11, 2014 in Other crafts, Printmaking
Just started on my second batch of letterpress printing. Words associated with person no.2 for my Home exhibition submission.
Also organising 1st batch for a different screenprinting series.
And… The blanket is totally finished.
February 9, 2014 in Other crafts
Have just finished making this for someone special. A labour of love – it took weeks!
January 21, 2014 in Garden / farm, Printmaking
More screenprinting of circles and type today – still playing around with pieces for Home exhibition book.
Then into the garden for some compost moving and spreading! Came across this lovely circular piece of ice with 2 leaves trapped in it. Found it on top of a metal bucket of weeds!