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More Book Stuff

I’ll probably be able to think of a better title for this post later, but lets just go with that for now. I now I’v got a lot of projects on at the moment, so here’s another one –  a class of Japanese woodcut and book binding. Two of my favourite things. extending an image in time (instead of space as with my origami). Read the rest of this entry »

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The fence that stops

Back in 2015I made a post about the walks I was making. This January I’m coming back to one image – the fence that stops.

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the end of the fence around the coal wharf

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Four badly painted walls

Things are really hard at the moment, but I was really desperate to do something. Anything. I miss my shed. I haven’t been in it for a month and then two months before that. Don’t forget the shed.

These are reject stock printed canvases that I painted with gesso ages ago. For a while they’ve had a colleges mounted on them and have just been hanging around.

In a fit of deciding to do something about the heap my life is in at the moment I raided the end less cupboard of art for some inks.

Spontaneous art who’d of thunk it!

I’ve left these out side the shed and I might come back to them or might just attack the rest of the prepared canvases.

So it goes

MER

Space ship fit out

I started this in September. It is an eighteen page concertina book.

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It has got to the stage where everything is coloured, but there is lots more detail work to do. There is a mixture of ink, colour pencil, water colour, gauche and the odd sticker.

I got this far in January but i’m posting it here, because I want to save the new year for new things.

MER

Tea Dragons say…

(Well it was going to happen sooner or later)

Have a warm and well feed mid winter season.

These three are host, tea and water. They are proofs for working on cutting techniques and to see the behaviour of he press. More work to be done in the new year (and over winter break).

MER

Fiery Pearls of Wisdom

Part of the narrative of the origami pot is that the Dragons have left off hunting the Fiery Pearl to stop for a cup of tea. Therefore the Pearl has to go somewhere on the pot and I’ve put it is on the lid.

The question though is how and where and when? Read the rest of this entry »

Hurry up and wait – crocheting

I’ve been doing a lot of hurry up and wait recently and taking up some of that time, when the brain isn’t up to anything more, doing even more crochet.

Nigel 3.0 has got rather boring (250 + stitches per row), but there are is also some amazingly hideous yarns out there to break me out of a rut. Read the rest of this entry »

Place holder: r u alive?

I be been spending rather a lot of time at hospital recently. It’s a liminal space. And I’ve had too much time to think about the people and things that occupy that space.

This post is a place holder, an indication of the beginning of a process, of a journey, both in the care of the person I’ve been with in hospital, but also of the creative inspiration I’ve received.

I’m not sure of either destination (yet). Read the rest of this entry »

Dragons in play

Inspired By 2018 has been launched so it’s time to knuckle down and get on with printing Origami Buscuit Barrels.

First of all I had to go shopping. For Lino and a new extra fine u-gouge (0.5mm). I decided I didn’t like the quality of the line in the original test prints. Here is a a second stage of the block with the more delicate lines and more practice with cutting scales.

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Life still rather off course

So here is an update on Nigel 3.0. (Not a cat)

so about half way down you can see a pulled stitch. That’s where I got to last time with a circumference of 25 stitches. Now the circumference is about five times that length. 

I shall keep going until I finish the two balls of yarn. Then we’ll see what comes out of using such a small rate of expansion 26/25. I’ll post updates here because hopefully by next week I’ll have more of my life back (beyond being able to count to 25).
MER