Tag Archives: Cranfield Caligo ink
9 Apr

I printed my little lino block “isolate” onto fabric to make a mask but I also printed some on paper as well, as I’m thinking of taking it into different materials and formats. I did a couple onto white Hosho paper and then tried them out on different coloured papers made from recycled saris.

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Husb and I also did a couple of hours on the allotment, he’s doing maintenance on the shed and I’m digging, raking, weeding, tilthing, pruning and sowing. I was fine while I was there but I’m really aching now.

loganberry

The loganberries are coming on well, I gave them a feed of potash and a good watering.

 

 

Pandemic Printmaking And A Wheatpaste Dog

7 Apr

 

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I’ve been working on a new art project, a response to the pandemic and lockdown. It’s taken me a while to get ideas coming through but I think this will probably end up being quite a big body of work made up of many components. I’ve carved a little lino block and printed it up today – there’s my workstation (above) ready to go.

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I tried printing the block onto paper and then onto some white cotton fabric, using Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Relief ink in black with a traditional Japanese baren.

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Here it is – my first word of the pandemic – isolate. There will be more …..

Swansea Jack

Husb and I are not in the vulnerable category so we’re sometimes out getting essential supplies for our family. Today was a walk to the Uplands area of the city, to the pharmacy. While we waited outside (the restrictions are, rightly, very strict) I spotted a wheatpaste artwork of the new Swansea Jack.  I first spotted this little fellow a few months ago in a different part of the city. He’s on Instagram – @theswanseajack and #theswanseajack . Husb and I are reflected in the window.

 

 

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