There has been another long silence. We were away overseas for a couple of months. We had a great time exploring, learning and meeting up with relatives. Getting back into the normal rhythms of life has been tricky.
I have been making art since our return of course, but “free” time has been taken up with the number 1 priority of sorting out the trip photos and diary, so writing about my art work kept being put down the “To Do” list. Now the photos are finally sorted and labelled and appropriately filed and it really is time to “take up the pen” again.
So this is a start….. Here is a selection of the prints that I have been working on. They are mixed media. Some are collagraph and pencil, others are linocut and pencil and yet others are a mixture of collagraph, linocut and collage. I have done about 8 prints using each plate. Every print is a “one off.” It has been slow work. The collaged prints in particular, involve much fiddly cutting and affixing of tiny coloured shapes. It is crazy to lavish so much time and attention on each print I know, but having come up with an idea, I find it hard to give up on it until I am satisfied with the result, no matter how much work is involved.