A Pandemic Mask

So after several days of cutting cloth, cutting blocks, printing and sewing here’s my first pandemic mask. I carved the word “isolate” into a little lino block as the basis for the work. I hope it will be the first of many. I learnt as I went along. My sewing skills are rusty – soContinue reading “A Pandemic Mask”

Ideas And Fish Pie

I’ve been thinking a lot since the lockdown started about doing some artwork based around the Covid19 virus and the way our lives have changed. But I’m not someone who can force it and it’s had to mull around inside for a while and now the ideas are creeping out from wherever they come from.Continue reading “Ideas And Fish Pie”

The Edwardian Singer

So I’m finally getting some creative ideas from the pandemic lockdown and I’m getting my kit together to make a start this weekend. I’ll be starting with some sewing, using my lovely Edwardian Singer machine. I love it and use it a lot, it’s better than the electric machines I’ve had over the years. SingersContinue reading “The Edwardian Singer”

And Breathe!

So, after two and a half months of research, preparation, creative blocks, blood, sweat and a lot of hard work, I finally finished carving my very large block of wood and did the first print. And breathe! The block has been sealed with three coats of shellac and methylated spirits (mixed 50:50) and I amContinue reading “And Breathe!”

What Am I Up To Now? [7]

Still working on a new piece of art at my residency at Galerie Simpson on Swansea’s High Street. I’m taking my printmaking out of two dimensions into three and it’s certainly been challenging. Today I’ve been sewing paper together on my lovely Edwardian Singer sewing machine and then overstitching my little stamped prints of GermanContinue reading “What Am I Up To Now? [7]”

Stitching And Tying

I’m working flat out to finish this print installation made up of almost 50 small prints on Shiohara paper sewn onto handmade Tate Gallery Indian paper. I’m assembling them onto a wooden clothes horse. I had originally intended to put them on with wooden pegs but the bars are too thick for pegs so I’mContinue reading “Stitching And Tying”

The Beautiful Machine

A while back, I had a small rubber stamp made up from a silkscreen print I did based on the fabulous Frida Kahlo, an artist I admire very much. I printed it onto small leftover pieces of a beautiful Japanese Shiohara paper that I had been using for another print job. I had been wonderingContinue reading “The Beautiful Machine”