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Category: Planning

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

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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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How my Brain works part 1

The new term looms and what I am wondering am I going to go with my big open ended projects. Then a friend is having a big birthday and I think; make a map to find the next big party. There was a lot more going on in that thought as it came here is an attempt to untangle it for you. Read the rest of this entry »

Circling Around

This post is about the project that was going to be my summer (out of the studio) project, with plenty of time to get a minimalist Mokuhanga under my belt and its the last weekend of August and I’ve only just got the proofs printed. This little project is a little leaf on the very end of a tenuous branch of investigation with it’s roots in all sorts of places. Read the rest of this entry »

Maps V

For this last post of this half term here’s a summary of work so far. As well as the two plate prints for the index sheets I’ve also been varying the colour on the main plate.

In addition I’ve also started working on the first sheet of the series. Read the rest of this entry »

Post- Pre Planning

Finally I got round to visiting the V&A to look at the collections of fancy Biscuit tins. They live in the Ironwork Gallery and were donated as a whole in 1983. I am there for beginning to work on the print part of this project and the choices seem to be limitless. Read the rest of this entry »

Cobbles IV

This post is a photo essay, exploring how I arrived at the design decisions for this series of prints.

Some times the images are copies of my notes and some times they are little illustrations of my decisions. As usual the organisation of the argument deserves far more preparation than I am prepared to give it. Read the rest of this entry »

Pre planning

I haven’t forgotten or abandon the projects I announced the other day. It just that’s there’s nothing interesting to look at so I thought I’d show you some preparation I’ve made for a project I am expecting to happen next year. In 2015 I started work for the V&A’s Inspired By 2016, but ran out of steam. This time I want to get a bit more of a head start, as I have more prosaic inspiration. Read the rest of this entry »

Thoughts about projects and last day of term fun. (The pix)

 

Thoughts about projects and last day of term fun.

By the time I actually manage to write these blog posts sometimes the thoughts therein have gone round and round and round and I hardly know where anything is, but I’m trying to make sense of what I want to do with my work and the opportunities I have at the studio.
This post will be a place marker for some serious considerations of projects I’ve been fighting with over time and their likely next step. Hop to the next post to look at pictures, both past and present, if you want to skip all my blathering.

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