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catfish print

What have I been up to?

Well truth to tell… not much art wise.

R. and I have ben doing pottery classes (photos to come) and I have been learning tai chi and Ba Gua Zhang with a bit of Kung Fu mixed in. I also brought a lot of furniture and have remodeled my studio. Just chairs left to find and some shelves to put up wit R’s help today.

Above you will see the begining of a new project. An old friend from nervousness got in touch through facebook  and she has been working on etchings, I was inspired by the hands on printmaking process (as opposed to digital) and decided to do some research.

Now I’d love to be doing etchings but the lack of access to a press is a small setback so I did some research on relief printing and came across Andy English’s Blog Very inspiring work, lovely Illustrations and a way of writing that kept me reading back through all the archives.

So I went to Melbourne Etching supplies and stocked up on linoprint materials (yes Andy is a wood engraver but I think I should start with the soft stuff!)  and the result is what you see above and rather chunky looking catfish.

I’ve asked friends to send me their fish to print and am working up illustrations for a series and maybe even a small folio.

Anyway I have to be more strict about my time on the net, I’ve had two weeks with no net thanks to crappy dodo and  realised just how much I can achieve when I’m not just browsing!

Cioa for now!

New fish print within the next few days!

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