Just Carving

Today I was cutting lino blocks. That’s all, nothing exciting. Just carving into lino blocks. A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these antique artifacts a modern twist by combining them with imagesContinue reading “Just Carving”

Talking About Red

Here’s my second podcast. It’s about the colour red and is mostly based on the book Colour: Travels Through the Paintbox by Victoria Finlay I hope you enjoy listening to it but if you’d prefer to read, here’s a transcript of the podcast. Hello, Rosie Scribblah here. Welcome to my second Podcast. It’s been aContinue reading “Talking About Red”

Sharpening Tools

Just carrying on cutting blocks today for my pandemic printmaking project. I’m still in the early stages but I know what I need to do and that’s most of the battle, to be honest. I keep my tools super sharp as I’m carving the lino, using my Flexcut Slip Strop. I’ve cut almost a thirdContinue reading “Sharpening Tools”

Not Just Faking And Baking

I’ve been looking at my blog posts over the past few months and it looks as if I spend most of my time baking or faking (with the Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Fridays) or drawing trees. But behind the scenes I’ve been carrying on with my pandemic-inspired project which involves, in the firstContinue reading “Not Just Faking And Baking”

Carving And A Wriggly Cat

More of the same today, designing text for my little lino blocks then transferring and cutting. These are numbers 19 and 20 so I think I might stop cutting for a while and get on with printing them onto fabric and making masks. And I did another quick charcoal sketch of Sparta Puss. She wasContinue reading “Carving And A Wriggly Cat”

Carving Blocks And The Charcoal Cat.

More of the same today, transferring words to little lino blocks, in reverse, and carving them. I’ve compiled a list of words and phrases as we’ve travelled through the pandemic lockdown. Eventually I’ll have a whole load of these printed up and made into masks. I’ve cut 18 so far, there’ll be at least anotherContinue reading “Carving Blocks And The Charcoal Cat.”

Compromise, Cat And Cheese

The text on the little lino blocks I’m cutting goes through changes at each stage of the process, partly because of the materials I’m using, from pencil, to ink and brush, to tracing transfer, to carving with cutting tools. But along the way I make adjustments, a curvier bit here, a shorter bit there. TheContinue reading “Compromise, Cat And Cheese”

Cat Watching

I carried on cutting little blocks of lockdown text today, with Sparta Puss overseeing the work. She’s tough on me.  

From Paper To Block

Yesterday I showed the a page of text designs I did for small lino blocks (here) so today I selected the first two that I’m going to carve. I started the process by painting the text onto paper with an Isabey watercolour brush and walnut ink, then I traced the text using 90gsm tracing paperContinue reading “From Paper To Block”

Writing The Changes

Now that I have a fresh supply of new grey lino – smells gorgeous – I can carry on with cutting little blocks of text. I have been writing down a list of words and phrases since the pandemic started, well since lockdown I suppose, and it’s been interesting how the spirit and feeling ofContinue reading “Writing The Changes”