Friday, 15 January 2016
My least favorite printing job has got to be tea towels! They're expensive to buy and tricky to print so I'm always worried about making mistakes. Luckily these new Black Cat tea towels turned out pretty well. It must have been all the practice I had printing them for Christmas fairs and last minute pop-up shops.
My red Russian dolls now have some winter companions. I screen printed these dolls in pale blue and metallic blue on recycled card. Each one is made from three screen prints folded, glued together and cut out by hand. They make good decorations and also pack flat so are great for posting to people!
Thursday, 12 November 2015
There is a Sheffield Print Fair blog which lists all the exhibitors and a Facebook page
Then I decided the hedgehog would look better with a plain face instead of a brown one. So I tweaked the artwork, printed out a new positive, exposed it onto another new screen and printed thirty hedgehogs with plain faces.
Now I can't decide which hedgehog I prefer. Maybe the face should be brown and the spines should be white!
I've been working on some new animal and bird themed prints for autumn and Christmas fairs. After working on The Big Hoot during summer the first in my new series of prints had to be an owl! I really enjoyed drawing the feathery patterns and leafy background. I mixed up some autumnal coloured inks and, after a couple of attempts, screen printed an edition of 30 little owls I was happy with. My new feathered friends will be accompanying me to fairs in Birmingham, Sheffield and Wakefield over the next few weeks.
Thursday, 23 July 2015
At last I can properly introduce you to my finished Owl of Athena created for The Big Hoot 2015. This is my owl while it was still in the studio in Digbeth but it can now be found outside Kings Heath library in Birmingham. I would love it if my owl makes people smile when they walk by and brightens up their day. If it inspires anyone to draw, paint or discover more about Athena and Greek Mythology that would be even better! A map showing where all the owls can be found around Birmingham is on The Big Hoot website www.thebighoot.co.uk