24 August 2011

date...

...for your diary. Saltaire Arts Trail is holding a one day Festival Special on Saturday 10th September 2011 and I am very pleased to let you all know that my work has been selected to be part of their Maker's Fair! Yay! i will be there with the usual wares and hopefully some new ones. as per the earlier posts, I have been printing nearly every day and am now at the final stages of sorting out a new batch of purses. once these are done i think i am going to hand paint the screen with a cat-i think that is what i have decided. the man and butterfly print is still on my mind but that needs some serious hours on it once the to-do list is smaller. best get over to the desk and crack on.

22 August 2011

printing session...

...from yesterday. i had a lovely day printing various bits and bobs. things i have printed before and also  some new star gift tags. these i will post a picture of later once i have put the 'cotton' on. i am going to be printing this evening - hopefully raindrops for the left over clouds i have and some for badges. i have been intending to paint up a new design on my blank screen but what to pick out of the sketchbook? the screen fell on my wrist part way through the session as i don't have a counterweight balance-y thing to hold the screen up and my wrist is slightly tender-no bruise as of yet, i suppose I'll live. it was a fair thwack though. bit scary.

20 August 2011

this morning...

...i took a photo of what i printed last night. finally back in the swing after two weeks of holiday blues and all sorts of jazz. doing illustration work has been very up and down since we came back from a very lovely break in the Dales. last night i printed one hundred cards - fifty of each lion design. the new card rack is helping sales so stock needs to be replenished! am printing again today - raincloud purses as i only have one left and have a lot of zips to use, star cards, raincloud cards, bird cards/sketchbooks and raindrops/plush clouds. there is a new design i would like to paint out but unsure what i will get done in time. stay tuned for updates.