The sun shines, we are happy, well almost

Well the second May holiday is here and the sun is still bright and warm. As my working days can be any or all of the seven days in a week holidays don’t mean the appreciate that for many they are a break from a more confining working life. This week has been something different every day, and I am grateful that I have enjoyed each one.

It hasn’t done anything positive to my posting on here , however lets catch up.

Tuesdays image just didn’t want to stay flat, so I gave up and took it as it curved the way it wanted to. I printed on the page of a leaflet and the paper was quite think, it did flatten down eventually.

Wednesdays image used a found poem, it was a busy day, beautiful and frustrating in equal measures.

Thursday was a magical day, beautiful sunshine and a cyanotype workshop. I had used this process before, but only by making it up as I went along, so this was a great opportunity to actually have someone go through the process. Hosted by the wonderful Vega at the Linden Print Studio in Cumbria . Much fun had by all and I can thoroughly recommend any of her workshops.

With the highs there are also the lows and after such a fabulous day on Thursday, Friday was not so positive, the print used a collages and sewn background with letter printing on top.

Saturday was a more positive day, and I had been using the feathers with the cyanotype printing I had been experimenting with on Friday. loved the orange paint, quite a contrast to the fine natural shape of the feather.

Sunday, another fine and sunny day. continued to experiment with the cyanotype, well you have to take advantage of the sun while its here. I had made a few prints using the feather that hadn’t really worked how I had wanted, but I also had some small leaves I had been using on the cyanotypes, combining the two I developed today’s print. Bright and sunny, like the bank holiday weather. Hope you are able to be enjoying the weather, but if not , for whatever the reason, I hope you find time to have a relax sometime during the week.

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Author: Norma Foulds

I am an artist and teacher. I live in the North West of England. I have taught in schools for 12 years , and now find paid employment making things and showing others how to explore their own creativity. I am happy to consider any ideas for collaborative work .

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