I have spray-mounted myself to the kitchen floor again, blunted three scalpel blades on foam board and sewn some strange beasts, and now I can’t stop making badges.
Oh nose! I’m sure this is not what I’m meant to be doing. However, if you scamper down to see our show at Foyles next week you just might get one.
I thought this project might kill me AND never get done, but here it sort-of is, a handprinted book about giraffes. It’s not how it was meant to be at all (apart from the cover) as I have never done this sort of screen-printing before, drawing onto drafting film to make the positive for the light blue layer, and it kept being under- or over-exposed so it’s all patchy and weird. But, it is some giraffes on some paper and that is something to hand in for my MA, maybe I will have another go after my deadline.
Ooh, in other news, LOAf is now available from Etsy, and is in the window of Foyles, where also our MA show will be from the 4th to the 9th of February. Also, HAPPY CHRISTMOUSE!
I am so overwhelmed by this stunning birthday cake from my good friend Love & Cake, featuring Sizo (from Sizo and Dad and the no good house) in my boat Loris. We already ate the ocean, which sounds like something The Tiger Who Came to Tea might do. It tasted infinitely much better than oceans usually do.
A bit like a pigeon but more like an envelope. My MA class have been sending each other illustrated envelopes and mostly I have been drawing on mine or cutting bits out of them but then I got carried away whilst screenprinting. Haven’t decided who this is for yet. I found it is hard to register variously-sized envelopes in the middle of an A3 print.
Also I have just started printing the (photo-emulsion) line layers of my prints at college like a proper person, which may mean the days of the roasting-tray/daylight-bulb arrangement under my desk are numbered. Phew. However, if you feel like turning your desk into a dodgy exposure unit, here is the personable man explaining how to “Go ahead and use a pie tin.” To be fair the photo-emulsion is dodgier and more to blame than the pie-tin.