Thursday, 27 May 2010

hello to my aoi portfolio

hello friends! i have set up an aoi portfolio. it can be viewed here. tell your friends!

Sunday, 16 May 2010

cheeky face

someone wants me to throw the ball.... again and again.

some stenciled linen... ready for a new quilt project... soon

bunting flags and explorers

so there are two projects on the go here. i have been making lots of buntings to sell. i have fallen in love with some of them and don't want to lose them! but it must be done... i must be brave!

the prints turned out okay. this is the print i have touched up with black watercolour to give me a guide as to how dark i need to etch the black... the circular window into a building is a little sketch... leading somewhere... not sure where yet.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

hello etching press

i unveiled the press for the first time since moving to the brunswick studio. after many weeks of deliberating i was ready to start. i have had this idea to chop up my old plates into little 10x10cm squares and make compositions with them in this way. it took a while to get the pressure of the press right and the right configuration... but finally i hit on some etching gold and decided on the 4th image posted here to make an edition from. the bottom image needs a lot of work. i think i might lose the horses and re-etch the background darker... so much to think about.

i have been madly making stuff for a little etsy shop i am going to open. keep posted!...

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

studio wednesday

today is slower... i have a spanish class and plans to make some more bunting flags. i love making them, they are simple and pretty. I am going to open a little shop (online) and sell some on there... maybe some market stall action too. 

it is a cold day but i look out at my little front garden... the beetroot is filling out and the rosemary looks neater after its haircut.

i've been revisiting old images from my travels and getting nostalgic! i want to reference these colours in my work... greys, green, red, whites, brown.

Thursday, 6 May 2010

old pictures

this is a picture that i have been working on today. i have been referring to images on the internet. i like this one... the man with the funny hat.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

napkin love

i won a prize! my napkin got into the top five of this little competition and so did my friend laura. look at the next wave site here. xx