a map of hyper-space

Talking not Doing

Category: stuff

There be Dragons

I made a test plate for the Lino block for the Dragon Biscuit Tin. It’s okay in parts. But not loverly. Read the rest of this entry »


Yet another distraction…

I probably should have made oooh Shiny! a tag a long time ago. Admittedly I have been playing around with this particular Shiny for a while now but It’s only just reach peak Hyperspace. It took a long time for me to get into crochet (until I finally crumpled under the boredom of knitting) an almost immediately went off piste, and now I have succumbed to the hypnotic counting of Hyperbolic Crochet. Read the rest of this entry »


So they aren’t actually space ships because they travel through hyperspace or what ever it its. And they aren’t actually spaceships because my arm drew them on the paper. Does your arm ever do that, just come out with things you aren’t expecting? Well the lump has all the things a space ship needs, air, water, food, a propulsion system (them’s not guns).

What are you surprised you can see right through it?

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Party of the 1st Part: (14-26)

Map making I

This  second half of the summer term is going to be devoted to my on going star chart project that I reviewed over easter.

It’s taken me all this time to go out and buy some more Button Polish to seal the plates. Read the rest of this entry »

Cobbles V


Here we are starting at the end. I’m really pleased how this print has turned out. This was probably the last place I imagined finishing at after five weeks, but when I’ve published cobbles i-iv you’ll see how the journey progressed. Read the rest of this entry »

Cobbles III

Going back to the beginning; round things in a square. Here are twelve pages from a sketch book. How does the circle, the pebble sit in the square? Quantity, proportions and placement.

Next time more of an analysis of what might work and what doesn’t.

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Cobbles II



blotted solvent print with blank block and masks

I’m not sure if you’d call this making progress or its just eliminating wrong turnings.  Read the rest of this entry »

Hallo Allo

The allo in my collection is flowering. Poor thing has a reached enough life it’s trying to reproduce. Sorry love.

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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