Some coastal scenes..nearly finished

I’m still busy busy, getting ready for the BCTF (British Craft Trade Fair) at the beginning of April. Too busy to post too it would seem! Here are a few process photos of some views of Port Meirion in Wales. I will be doing some prints of the place itself, because I love it, but I do also love the view away from it, across the estuary with the sand banks and hills in the background. Just a couple of layers to go then I should be done. I realise that some of the colours may look a bit weird, but they will be covered up with the next layer.
I will post much nicer photos when they are finished!

 

 

Immortalising ‘our kid’ in lino

Ok, so not a real child, but our dog is our ‘kid’. Don’t know if anyone has seen the film The World According to Garp, with Robin Williams? There is a scene where him and his wife go to ‘look at the kids’ when they are sleeping. It gets me and my husband every single time (and seriously, we have seen this film countless times!), and we can’t look at each other for fear of absolutely sobbing, in that happy, “look what we made” kind of way. So we kind of got into the habit of saying ‘let’s look at the kid’ when our dog Tilly is looking especially gorgeous or cute. Yes, I know, us child free couples anthropomorphizing our pets…tch!

I have been meaning to do a print of our girl for ages, and here is a photo of the start of the block. This is for the main dog and the darker shadows in the floorboards. I will offset this onto another block to do the background floor with wood detail.

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And this is what the little darling really looks like!

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Three more Winter scenes

Been busy busy busy getting ready for my previous fair at York Art Markets (which was great!), so apologies for not posting for a while. Next up is Leeds Print Fair at the beginning of November in the Corn Exchange. Then, four more fairs in the lead up to Christmas! I will post about those in due course and show you new work that I am doing for them. In the mean time I thought I had better show you the last prints I have done, three winter scenes from the countryside here in the middle of England.
These will be available at the fairs and also on my new online shop – when I have finished setting it up (!) – within the next few weeks.

Echinacea flower finished

Well, this was a labour of love, and slight frustration! Ten layers in all and a few duds along the way (inky finger prints mostly, no matter how careful I am…), so I think I will end up with about 16 prints, instead of twenty.

I’m quite happy with it though, and it sits in with the set of six ‘Botanical’ prints, which is a nice even number to display at The Art Market in York at the end of the month. Talking of which, I have a few more prints to do so had better get to it!