Sunday, March 18, 2012

Beginner Printmakers

 Recently I ran a 2 day workshop at the Embroiderer's Guild in Melbourne.  The students created a number if different types of print.
Firstly they made  several simple relief prints using compressed foam and polystyrene, then a transfer print creating  print of textural surfaces.
The next day the students made 2 different relief prints using Lino and Soft cut print blocks.
Here are some photos of the different prints made, some were over printed a couple of times to create a layered effect.
Lino print

                                                                   lino print
                                                      lino print over a transfer print
                                                        lino print over a transfer print
                                                         compressed foam block
                                                soft cut print block

                                                           polystyrene print

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Things I like to photograph.

As I prepare to travel for 3 months, I have been considering the way I record memory and how I want to record memories of this forthcoming trip.
One way I record memory is the most obvious way... photograph. I have to remember to photograph the people though, as I often get quite absorbed in the patterns, textures and various built and natural environments around me.
This post is a little glimpse at my not so often seen photos, a peek at the way I view the world.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

While we are talking about books...

I absolutely love this 'youtube' video so thought I'd share it with you.

My favourite Bookshop!

My own artwork is in a holding pattern at the moment as all I seem to be doing lately is working or browsing the internet looking for accommodation.  I thought I would share with you some of my favourite shops and websites.
First of all, my all time favourite bookshop in Melbourne is Artisan Books. The owner Daniel has a fabulous range of books and will save magazines you want to get for you in his cupboard, even long after you have forgotten to collect them. Phoning you to remind you that it is still there! As you may have guessed it is a common problem I have.
 I love to go for a browse when I pick up my Surface Design magazine.
Artisan books also hold Book Arts and Beanie exhibitions each year and support the textile artist community by supplying them with an amazing range of books.  If you are in Melbourne it is a must visit!! The beautiful Gertrude St, Fitzroy has many gorgeous shops and cafes and nearby Smith and Brunswick St are full of fabulous arty shops and galleries. My favourite Melbourne places!!