Sunday, 28 September 2008

trouble comes in fours

My kitty and her feline friends are responsible for this new giclee print, trouble comes in fours, a reworking of a previous print known as unraveling. I'll never forget the night a few months ago when I left some well-intentioned knitting out on the floor of the living room only to wake and find that it had been the evening's entertainment for my cat, Sumi. The whole ball of wool had been made into one big messy knot. It was just too funny for words.

Thursday, 25 September 2008

cod pieces and the like

Well I rode my bike down to Port Jackson Press in Collingwood this morning to see Against the Grain. What a gorgeous spring day it is here! Sun is shining, a light breeze, everything is flowering (sorry hayfever sufferers!). The world looks good today. And at the exhibition I fell in love with a cod piece by Rhyll Plant - the gorgeous wood engraving above. The digital image here does not do this print justice I swear!

And I also really liked Georgia Thorpe's sensual tableau III, a woodcut and intaglio print. The exhibition finishes this Sunday so hurry down there.

I'm going outside now to catch some more of that wonderful vitamin d.

Friday, 19 September 2008

a new giclee: kitchen stack

More kitchen thoughts......

Thursday, 18 September 2008


I had fun making this new giclee print, unraveling, the other day. You can see the full image here.

The good news is I'm almost completely recovered. I can't believe how many people I know have been sick these last couple of weeks. I guess it's the change of seasons that brings this on.

One thing I missed due to being sick last week was the opening of a new woodblock/wood engraving show at Port Jackson Press called Against the Grain. It's on until the 27th Sept at their gorgeous new gallery space in Collingwood so I hope to get there this weekend. It includes the beautiful prints of Georgia Thorpe and this one by Michael Schlitz called urban camper.

Sunday, 14 September 2008

brunswick bound

It's been a hard week as I've been sick with a virus that has knocked me around pretty badly. I'm not a very good patient.

Something that cheered me up in the midst of my sickness is that Brunswick Bound, a bookshop that is simply sublime (and located in my old neighbourhood) will be stocking my cards and a small range of giclee prints from today. Thanks guys!

Saturday, 6 September 2008

carving is like meditation

I'm cutting out a paper stencil for a screen print design. I started off using my little paper cutting knife for all those teeny tiny shapes.

And then quickly changed to my woodblock carving knife because it feels so much nicer to hold and I'm better at using it for no other reason than that I've spent hundreds and hundreds (could it be thousands?) of hours carving with it.

Slowly but surely...... I've got a cramp in my thumb now so have to take a break.

Thursday, 4 September 2008

go west!

Yes, that's right, a range of my giclee art prints are now available at William Topp in Perth. Check out their lovely shop on William St all you peeps from Western Australia (if you don't already know about it). Australia is one very large country so it makes me super smiley and happy to have my prints stocked all the way over across the Nullarbor!