Drumroll...... and here they are! I've finally framed some of my mini-prints. This is a new series of prints I have been working on - they are all around A5 in size and are original hand printed linocut prints.
The aim is to produce smaller prints which are available unframed, and therefore can be used to create a gallery wall effect at a sensible price! My lovely sister-in-law Sam has been my sounding board in terms of designs, and I think they'd be a really good addition to anywhere in the home - including children's bedrooms of nurseries. There'll be more designs coming soon! Some of the prints have also been hand-coloured - there's some more images below of the ladybirds in red, and I also have some with the conker with a hint of brown! You'll need to pop along to Art in the Park to see them though as that's where they'll first be available. There should be link above to the event or you can find the links on my homepage too - including to my festival artist's page.
It's been a busy few weeks since Warwickshire Open Studios - there's been some more printing going on - see above plus a lot of prep work re-stocking for Art In The Park, and fitting in some supply teaching around that too! With all this heat it's played a bit of havoc with when I've been able to print and carve. The heat is not a friend to Japanese Vinyl as it can make it very soft and it makes slipping even more dangerous both for the vinyl block and my hands! Hot hands are also not a friend when hand printing either; I find it can make the print slip on the ink as I'm holding it down, and if your hands are feeling really sweaty it's just not good! However, the heat does make the printing ink work beautifully!
The house has been covered in cards and prints drying in lots of different nooks and crannies and any spare ledges out of the way of the dogs! I've re-stocked and printed all of my hand-printed and hand-stamped cards, and there's a new penguin design too - again, you'll need to come to AITP to see them first!
Here's some pictures of what I've been up to - some close ups of the prints, printing chaos in progress, and also one of my mouse - I've also done a little series of harvest mouse drawings which I'll share at some point.
And finally, another Art in the Park plug: 4th and 5th of August at Jephson Gardens in Leamington Spa - it's open from 10am to 6pm and is a great day out. Over 150 artists, food, drink, music, dance and drama. We went last year and had a great time - I'm really looking forward to being a part of it this year. Plus, Dad and I have rigged up something very funky with some old doors to help with displaying my pictures! If in doubt of where to find me...... just look for the Dodos!
Here we go...
The ramblings of a linocut printmaker.... and other artistic adventures!