Tuesday, 31 March 2015

And mermaid-like, awhile they bore her up

Today is such an exciting day. I am delivering Ophelia to the RA for the second round of judging. 
This humble little print is my first attempt at etching and I absolutely loved producing it.
I'm not massively confident about processing further; to be honest I'm just really chuffed to have got to the second round, but there is still a chance of being accepted, and that mere thought fills me with joy. So, I plan to enjoy the experience and hope that I get lucky. It would be so fabulous to have a piece of my work hung in such an amazing exhibition alongside such wonderful artists.
All I can do after today is wait and cross my fingers! :)

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Time flies...again!

How is it possible that it's nearly the end of March?
Sorry for not blogging sooner, but it's been very busy here with lots of good stuff.
My resolution to do more painting has failed miserably but I have been much more successful with my jewellery and my new love, printmaking.
Here are some of my first attempts:

Lino-print Robins

Mono-print Avocet

Etching of Ophelia

I think I love etching the best. There is something extremely satisfying about turning the handle of a printing press and then uncovering your finished print. Just brilliant.
The course has been amazing. Under the careful tutoring of Liam Biswell I've been introduced to all sorts of printing techniques and it's been so fabulous to be surrounded by so many creative and talented people. The whole experience has been a joy.

Monday, 12 January 2015

First blog from my Christmas pressy Ipad

Well last year's resolve to blog more didn't quite pan out, however it was still a great idea.
So here is my first blog of 2015!
May it be a healthy happy and successful year for you all.
I shall endevour to make it more productive and tell you all about it.

This is a pendant I've just finished. It's made from a beautiful and quite large aquamarine stone set in fine silver and mounted on Sterling silver with a cut out heart on the back allowing you to see the back of the stone.