30 day challenge – day 4 – something green

February 8, 2013 § Leave a comment

Amy, day 4: something green

Amy, day 4: something green

Grace, day 4: something green

Grace, day 4: something green

 

 

 

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intaglio

February 7, 2013 § Leave a comment

Also, today I’ve been making intaglio prints in a lo-tech but very satisfying way. Want a go? Use the shiny side of cereal-box type cardboard, and scratch the design in using the point of a compass/a biggish sewing needle/the point of an awl. Apply printing ink with a scraper (a bit of card will do) so that it goes into the scratches, then rub off the ink from the rest of the plate using a rag. Put through a printing press with damp paper. Gorgeous!

purple heart print

redheartprint

30 day challenge – 3 – clouds

February 7, 2013 § Leave a comment

Amy, day 3, clouds (intaglio print made by scratching into a train ticket)

Amy, day 3, clouds (intaglio print made by scratching into a train ticket)

 

Grace - day 3 - clouds

Grace – day 3 – clouds

 

30 day challenge – 2 – what you wore

February 6, 2013 § Leave a comment

Amy: day 2 - what I wore

Amy: day 2 – what I wore

Grace: day 2

Grace: day 2 – what I wore

30 Day Challenge – 1 – Self Portrait

February 5, 2013 § 1 Comment

My sister and I are doing this:-525690_10152502179890257_889840307_n

She is photographing. I am drawing. I am cheating using a recycled image, on day one. Hohum.

Amy - day 1 - self portrait

Amy – day 1 – self portrait

Grace - day 1 - self portrait

Grace – day 1 – self portrait

just drawing with a pencil…

January 28, 2013 § Leave a comment

selfportrait

What students refer to as ‘proper drawing’. I’d forgotten how difficult – and how soothing – it is to do. I really like the ear, and the scarf. The rest has room for improvement.

 

Through the Fields

December 26, 2012 § Leave a comment

The people I love make beautiful things. One of which is this:-

You can find out more here and here.

Happy Christmas x