Wednesday, September 23, 2009

alpha bag

Hip hip for the screen printing! Jane brought her screens and materials into the studio yesterday and so I made these alphabet bags. There are five bags and six or so prints on paper and they're all for sale. I'll be selling them at the Manchester Artists' Bookfair, along with handmade books, cards and bookmarks. If you would like one but can't make it to the fair, please get in touch through email! Prints are £4 and bags are £6 (+shipping). There's also much more to come! 

Friday, September 18, 2009

emma's garden

A few weeks ago, Jesse and I stayed with our friend Emma Gregory. She and her family were nice enough to host us for a week when we were in need of a place. I did lots of drawings of their beautiful back garden, which feels like a little world of its own. It gives you a sense of wonder to sit out there, surrounded by jade, ivy and an apple tree. I discovered the hidden snails, fallen apples, and spider webs. It has inspired me to some day put as much care as they have into a garden of my own. This is the best I can do for now.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

for the first time...

This is a new etching, which I made today in the studio. It came together so well after sitting for a couple of minutes with the plate in front of me, ready to be drawn on. I took the images from different pages in my sketchbook and put them together in this weird little world. Jesse says it reminds him a bit of Saul Steinberg and I don't mind that at all. The writing on the ribbon is based on a poem that I didn't write, but maybe I'll really be like Steinberg some day and come up with clever words of my own. 

I'm really pleased with this piece.