It's been a busy start to 2018, I can't quite believe that it's about two thirds of the way through January! I'm still aware that I need to do a bit of an end of the year update from last year with sharing some of the work I'd done, but I have exciting news to share first...
From 2nd - 22nd February I will be part of 'The Art of Design' exhibition at The Slate Gallery in Leamington Spa. (That should be a lovely link to take you there!) There will be seven of my lino cut prints there, which is why Siskin (the *final* limited print is up for sale!) and Bittern have made another appearance in the blog header, as they are two of the prints that will be exhibited, along with Frog who is also up there in the header. My prints are currently with Richard who runs WreckedAngle Framing (another linky thing) and I am very excited about picking them up next week and seeing how they look before the show. It's been a bit of a learning curve for me, and both Kate, who is the director of The Slate Gallery, and Rich have been really helpful. I am very excited about it. You can find out more information about the Slate Gallery on their website, or there is also a facebook page as they organise many other events as well as being a gallery. The Gallery will be open Tuesday to Saturday 11am - 5pm. If you like their facebook page you might get details to the opening evening on the Friday too...
Other than that I have got a few more bits and bobs done. I have finally finished my Great Tit drawing which I started a while ago and should have got finished much sooner, I've started another bird drawing, a Redwing, as they are common winter visitors over here, and have also started my biggest linocut to date, turning my White Tailed Eagle drawing into a print.... I'll pop some photos underneath.
I've also had a website overhaul - changing the gallery section so it works better on mobile phones, as well as the 'about' tab and also removing my original linocuts from the shop on the website and putting them under a separate tab above - if you are interested in any of them, please contact me for prices, and I have a great place to get them framed too now.
The other thing I have done (I've got more done than I thought this month so far ;-)) is to set up an Etsy shop. If you click here it will take you there - it has the same range of greetings cards and digital prints that I sell on this website, but can ship abroad..... I'm about to pop a Valentine's card on there and it will appear on the web store here too....
Quick question to finish on before I add a couple of pictures; for those of you who read my 'process' blogs about how I make my linocuts I am aware that the slideshows at the bottom showing the processes don't work well on mobiles. Do people either look at them or not, or if I kept doing them (which I'd like to do as I think it helps with learning about how linocut works) do you think it would work better to link them onto a separate page with a link to it under the blog so people can head there to look at them if they wish? This should help blog loading time too...
I will be back with another blog just before the exhibition opens to show you my framed pictures! *excited squeeee*
Here we go...
The ramblings of a linocut printmaker.... and other artistic adventures!