Thursday, 13 October 2016

Creating artwork for screen printing workshop!

I'm taking a lovely creating course as a little taster into screen printing.

We will be experiment with different ways of generating imagery for screen print by hand! 
In this fun, experimental day workshop you will be encouraged to use different methods of black mark-making and shown a variety of techniques to create positive artwork ready for print. 

To illustrate the screen printing process you will then create a collaborative screen print using these methods which you can take home at the end of the day. 
The focus of the workshop will be on the creative process of making images, rather than the technicalities of the screen printing process. By the end of the day you will have learnt various skills and techniques in producing artwork for print, and be fuelled with inspiration to take your skills to the next level!

This short course is ideal for beginners as a taster, or those who already have some experience of screen printing but would like to experiment with new ideas.

 You can book on here!
Lets get creative!

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Autumn Joy and Marmalade

Here's the third print in this series of floral vintage pots which started with the Golden print for Holmfirth Artweek.

I was inspired by the graphics on the old pot Dundee marmalade jar we have in our kitchen. 
I love the nostalgia it conjures up of old fashioned breakfasts of 'door stop' toast with butter and marmalade. 
We use our little pot as a vase for small flowers 
which today holds the tiny starts of pink Autumn Joy.

Here's the print after three colours screen printed,

I'm loving doing these prints, 
such a change from my graphic works and book illustration.
 I'm learning so much from the process of doing them which I can then use in my book illustration.
Can't wait to do another one!

Autumn Joy and marmalade is listed in my Etsy and Folksy shops.

Hello October!

Friday, 30 September 2016

Creative tonic ...

I can't believe it was last Saturday I went on the mono printing course taken by the very talented print maker Charles Shearer! In a fabulous creative space at the Yorkshire Sculpture park.

Me and my lovely friend Nicki have these arty get-togethers every now and then, they're a total creative tonic and good for the soul,! It was wonderful to experiment with the mono printing process, 
I loved it!! 

Charles Shearer was a wonderful teacher, 
I felt incredibly lucky to watch him work his magic as he demonstrated stencil mono printing to us  which resulted in everyone producing such wonderful work. 
I didn't want the day to end! and I really wish I was going to do it all again tomorrow!

The course was to coincide with the St. Jude's Exhibition which is on at the YSP, 
you should go see if you get the chance before it finishes at the end of October. 
Such inspiring prints by the talented print makers under the St. Jude's umbrella.

Charles Shearer at St Jude's

And guess what?...
I'm taking a course at West Yorkshire Print Workshop!

'Creating Artwork for Screen Printing' on October 29th,
A fun creative workshop as a taster into screen printing, focussing on the creative side of screen printing rather than the technicalities of the process resulting in a very lovely collaborative print for you to to take home!
if you fancy a creative day and an introduction to a new skill!
I'll post more info nearer the time,
There are some wonderful printing courses at WYPW, taken by some incredibly talented and knowledgeable print makers,
have a little look here.

Have a lovey weekend!

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

on the wall at Weetons!

Lucky me!

my work is up on the restaurant walls of Weetons in Harrogate thanks to the lovely Watermark Gallery. Pop in if you're ever in Harrogate and grab some gorgeous food bits too,
 it would be rude not to!

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Wax Flower and Baking Powder...

I fell love with the 1950's graphics mixed with the rust on a little beauty of a vintage Baking powder tin. I love the nostalgia it conjures up of home made baking days in a cosy kitchen!

So, the little tin went onto inspire this print, 'Waxflower and Baking Powder', as a follow on from the  'Golden'    print I did a couple of months ago.

Here's how it all began...

I've listed this print here.

Talking of baking, I'm loving the Great British bake off on a Wednesday night! 
Mel and Sue are brilliant and make me laugh, and Mary Berry, well, she's just fabulous! I hope channel 4 can do as good a job next year!

I'm betting either Jane or Bejamina to win,
they both did a smashing Yorkshire pud!