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Cactus up date

All  the succulents I purchased a few years ago are doing well. Some of the mammillaria flower every year, but this one I didn’t expect to flower until it was a lot bigger. What do I know?

cactus bud

Any way this flower stalk has appeared over the last few days. It’s either happy or desperate. If it manages to flower all the way I’ll update this.Then I might be able to identify it.  Go here to see how much it’s grown from the original 1.5 inch pot.

MER

Up date, (28 July)well I all ready tried to update this post once so I’m rapidly loosing interest here. I think the cactus is Echinopsis Subdenudata f Fuzzy Navel. Here are this weeks blooms. They are huge 8cm about the same size as the plant. The flower stalks are ~13cm. I think this chap was the worst off with an encounter with a ferocactus, not the one you can see next to it, and decided to go for it. I just sorry I don’t have the night flying pollinators it needs.

I think I’m going to have to rethink my storage facility when I repot some of these chaps, they are growing well.

A little detail

 

thanks for patiently waiting

MER

An Entangled Bank

Here are the first and second states of ‘an entangled bank”. Read the rest of this entry »

Growth and Form

A couple of ideas have come together to make this project something special.

Firstly, I was thinking about Spring and Green and remembered the phrase from the very end of ‘The origin of species’, by C. Darwin.

It is interesting to contemplate tangled bank, clothed with many plants of many kinds, with birds singing on the bushes, with various insects flitting about, and with worms crawling through the damp earth,

And then I was looking through some books on Bookbinding and came across something called a meander book, where you make a little book by cutting into one sheet of paper and then folding it up. The spreads of the book occupy different parts of the single page.

Putting these two ideas together would give me a series of related images where I could explore the ecology of darwin bank. Read the rest of this entry »

Spring Green – preliminary work

So I had the first idea for a suite of plates: Green ink and plants. But what kind of plants and what kind of drawing? Here are some prints investigating the tools of dry point and the subject matter. Read the rest of this entry »

Disrupted Grounds – B/R

Here are the last Blue-Red pictures for the moment. I’m trying to pack some Spring Green into the next five weeks. Read the rest of this entry »

Spring Green – An idea

The next six weeks of Morley college are – making a suite of dry point prints. And it’s time to be getting back to some representational drawing so i’ve been casting around for some inspiration. Read the rest of this entry »

Two colours – b/r

Here are some of the Blue/red prints with two colours on them. I finally got to try out some disrupted grounds (which will be plates 9 – 12). So I’ll try to explain how that one works when we get to it. Read the rest of this entry »

CornFlowers

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The completed print on display as part of the AUTOPRINT exhibition

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Blue proofs

I could write lots more about these plates and processes, but not right now.

MER

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