Monday, 10 November 2008

While I should be working...

Finally after goodness knows how long the dining table was clear! Thanks to Bantam Boy who has chastised me soundly for leaving mess about and for having too many tea cups (I must revisit teacup Tuesday!) We actually ate dinner at the table yesterday and the dishes were done strait away.



Alas the clean table did not last long,



it was the perfect place along with the breakfast bar to set up as a printmaking station. So while I have too much work to do I did some printmaking instead. These are about 30cm square, the blue bird (which is what this is supposed to be) reminds me of my childhood so I'm going to do some of these a bit smaller and print them onto pages of old children's story books.



I tried printing one on fabric, without a press they don't work all that well. I'd like to print some tea towels for George st. I think silk screen might be the go. It's quick and simple and that way I can make duplicates quite quickly.



Ahhhhh... so many plans not enough time.

6 comments:

fifi said...

oh, that's so beautiful.
I am jealous of the table....


you could try rolling fabric paint onto the block with a sponge roller, but I'm not sure that would work onto rough teatowel fabric. (what IS that, actually? linen?)

Such a lovely little bird. I really should be getting crafty, it's such a long time since i did a christmas market but I am so broke I probably ought to get cracking on one. I could always get out my wattle bird print ... hmm... goes off to think.

one little acorn said...

There's nothing like a big clear table to invite spreading of art materials and hours of creativity.
Love the lino cut... did you use a press at all, or just hand printing? The results are very good.

little red hen said...

Just hand printed! Using a spoon to rub the back.

fifi said...

oh I must send you one of my burens. (barens?)
My favourite device for handprinting.

The girl and I have been plotting to get crafting. Printing may be involved.

If I had a sewing machine, I could make cushions. I don't think the hot glue gun would be very appropriate for that....

little red hen said...

Is that one of those chinese disc thingos? I've been looking at them in the supplier catalogue and wondered if they were any good.

fifi said...

yes.
extremely good, I couldn't live without one.