Saturday, 26 March 2016

Year of Printmaking: Safari Letter

My cousin recently had a little baby boy so I made them a linoprint card with an H made out of safari animals, how many can you spot? 

Friday, 18 March 2016

Year of printmaking: Panda Cat

Here's a quick linocut of our family black and white cat, Panda who loves to curl up and cover his eyes with his paw. 

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Nordic Love Lately

Here's a few things I love lately from the Nordic North.

-Icelandic crime series where everyone is trapped in a small town because of a snowstorm with a murderer on the loose.

Monocle Arts Review Podcast: Helsinki
-3 exhibitions to see in Helsinki, Finland

Edvard Munch Woodcuts
- While everyone knows the 'Scream' you should get to know his woodcuts, exquisitely dark, melancholic & passionately beautiful.
{images found on pinterest, click for links; see more on my printmaking board)

 Henrik Vibskov
-Sculptural & Pattern Overload fashion 
{images found on pinterest, click for links)


- Norwegian Adventure Cat who likes skiing, climbing everything, horseback riding, travelling, going on tv shows....

-New series from Andrew Graham-Dixon (who did the Italy Unpacked & High Art of the Low Countries series' which I wrote about)

Friday, 11 March 2016

Year of Printmaking: Greenhouse

I love large greenhouses; the exotic plants, the heat, the discoveries of unusual forms & smells, the contradictions of inside & outside, real & fake, the window frames, the glass separating you from the outside world. . . I'm currently working on some drawings/paintings of them at the minute so thought it would work as my print this week; I did a quick linocut & placed it over an old paint sketch of some plants. Think I'll do some more mixed-media experimenting in the future.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Husbands & Sons

Last week I saw 'Husbands & Sons' at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester and it was really great! Three of D. H Lawrence's plays about families in mining towns acted out simultaneously with beautiful production & great acting from Anne Marie Duff, Julia Ford, Philip McGinley & Joe Armstrong.
{images from Royal Exchange Theatre}

I'm now reading the three original plays which are available free in the Amazon Kindle store: I've just read 'The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd' & 'The Daughter-in-Law' and now starting 'A Collier's Friday Night' 

Friday, 4 March 2016

Year of Printmaking: Window Monoprint

Windows can be quite intriguing separating the inside from outside, containing mystery within yet being transparent and open. So here's a quick window panes monoprint for this weeks print.

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

February Printmaking


February was over in a flash, here's the prints I made last month: Daffodils Print & Card; Moby Dick Print & Card both available now in my etsy shop; Whale Book Mini Print (soon to be on my business cards) & Monoprint Interior Colour Print experiments.