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Taking Proofs

19 Oct
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Inside my new studio on a warm and sunny afternnon

I did some test proof prints from my sample woodblock, using Caligo Safewash relief ink onto MDF. I did a few printings onto different papers and using different densities of ink – I mixed extender in for some of them. To be honest, I don’t particularly like any of them, they’re a bit too faded. I need to try out some different inks and papers to see if I get a better result.

 

From left to right: inking the block: rubbing the back of the paper with a Japanese baren, the prints hanging to dry on a clothes rack.

 

 

A Head In The Gallery

16 Oct Male portrait showing character

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Another face scribbled in the gallery the other evening…… always good practice to draw when I’m in an audience ….. using a ballpoint pen into a small notebook …..

 

A Head In The Audience

15 Oct Drawing of a female head from the side with glasses pushed up

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Husb and I went to our local art gallery, the Glynn Vivian, last week to listen to the artist Simon Periton, currently exhibiting at Galerie Simpson, speak about his art practice. Of course, I had to have a scribble……

 

Ghoulies, Ghosties And Bellies

14 Oct Drawing of the torso and head of a belly dancer

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Husb and I checked out a few events at Swansea Fringe last weekend and went to the Waterfront Museum for some readings by two authors who write about ghostly matters, Owen Thomas and Mark Rees.

There was also a spooky appearance by the ghostly Lotus Sisters belly dancing troupe. Of course, I had to have a scribble!

 

 

 

Just a quickie

14 Oct

Just a quickie from the theatre the other evening – sketching someone in the audience …

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Moving….

12 Oct

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Time flies. It’s been a month since I started my residency at elysium studios, part of the ‘Now The Hero / Nawr Yr Arwr’ arts festival. And now my time is nearly up and I’ll be moving out this weekend. Aaaawwww 😦

But I’ll be moving across the road and starting a month-long residency, part of my Sky Arts ‘Art50’ commission on Swansea’s High Street on Monday. Yaaayyyy 🙂 Find out more here ….

 

 

 

 

Saying Grace

11 Oct

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A couple more quick sketches done at the theatre last night, the Miner’s Theatre in Ammanford where the artist Fern Smith hosted a fascinating event, “Saying Grace“.

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I took the opportunity to have a quick scribble……

 

 

 

A Face At The Theatre

10 Oct

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Went to an event at the theatre this evening and did a bit of scribbling of faces in the audience, but I’m late getting back and I’m really tired, so good night 🙂

 

 

Notes And Scribbles

9 Oct

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I went to the international conference organised by the Women’s Archive Wales at Swansea University on Sunday, fascinating stuff. I made lots of notes and some sketches too.

 

I like to draw as well as write because it encourages me to look at my notes again, I’d be less inclined to if they were just pages and pages of text.

It’s What I Do

8 Oct

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So as the extraordinary art festival ‘Now The Hero / Nawr Yr Arwr’ ended last weekend, we had a few days to draw breath before the Swansea Fringe started on Thursday with an evening of cracking poetry at Unit Niniteen from Holly McNish, Claire E. Potter and Tongwynlais’ own Unity.

 

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So of course I had to have a scribble, it’s what I do, after all.

 

 

 

 

 

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