15 April 2008
...another etching print that is the same as before but different. above is a photograph of a print that i did today. i had to take a photo as the scanner did not pick up the embossed stamp design. today i cut the copper plate down to size and etched away the stamp outline which took about three and a half hours. i printed one with the stamp design inked up but it was too difficult to keep crisp and clean while preparing the plate with ink prior to printing so i decided to see how it would look if just the robber bird would be inked in therefore leaving the etched stamp design outline to emboss the paper during printing. i am taking part in an artlab exhibition and the submission date is tomorrow and i do not know what to pick to put in. maybe the robber bird and/or the weasel teashop. for now i am off to go do a bit of stitching as i printed the robber bird onto some kind of cotton yesterday and i am trying out some combinations of different techniques and working materials.
drink and draw...
...a very simple idea. i took part in the first Preston drink and draw meet up last Thursday. i ain't sure what to write about drink and draw as i don't know very much about it as it was Craig's idea but it was a very good evening of drawing and very slow cider drinking. doodling in different surroundings is very oddly relaxing and fun. i drew for quite a few hours. we had about five different sheets of paper floating between two tables which we swapped and changed to draw on other people's drawings. above are some sections that i have cropped out from the originals. i didn't want to upload the full big images as they would be compromised by the small space you upload the images to.