Monday, 26 April 2010


I am still experimenting with enamelling.
I created these beetle pieces using the transfers I screen printed earlier in the month. The colours are applied first and the writing is fired pencil.
The moths are transfers applied onto thin copper foil shapes
I am really enjoying the challenge of this new technique.

Saturday, 24 April 2010


I do not know what it is , but some days you can be working away and nothing goes right.

After days of this being the case, I have finally produced work I am pleased with. These three prints are examples of viscosity inked collagraph plates.
The moral is don't give up. Also go back to things and give them another go!

Sunday, 11 April 2010


I am fighting with a new idea, I know what I want but I am not convinced that I have achieved it yet.

I am trying to make an image of moths flying towards a light source, I have made this collagraph plate from card and tile cement. The very dark is created with carborundom grit. I feel that I am almost there, but am so close to it now I can't see it properly any more. I have started a new plate.

Trying something new opens us up to all manner of insecurities, perhaps I should not make them quite this public, but I am sure I am not alone?

Friday, 2 April 2010


It's Good Friday and I have at last had time to decorate for Easter.
I haven't had time to paint eggs this year , so it is a trip down memory lane.
Eggs painted and made with fabric by my children when they were small and little knitted things.
Thankyou Lesley for the nest which is now a central feature on my mantle piece.
Happy Easter everyone!