Well we have had it all now, weeks of no rain at all and come the crazy full moon and we get rain, rain and more rain. I was waiting for weeks for this spectacular full moon, and all I got was cloud. Well that’s not entirely true, as being rudely awakened at 4 am in the morning by my dreaming husband, I ventured outside to cool down and the moon was clearly visible. Not such great weather later at 7 am as the rain descended, and so it has remained for the last few days. Oh well, so much for the hose pipe ban on Thursday.
Here are the last few day prints, if you didn’t catch them on Instagram. 27th is a very simple lino, used my newly acquired mangle to take the print! Fun. And today’s print was made with a vegan gel plate, not as good as the non vegetarian version, may have to work on a better recipe before the workshop on the 16th.
I have failed to post my images here for a while. I did begin to feel depressed about it, which led to me not wanting to post any more. And the days have grown longer and longer. Then today I see with my cup half full, notwithstanding all the things going around me, here I am. Still with a roof over my head, food on the table and my family around me. So, enjoy the catch up and thank you for your patience.
Have the best day you can, with luck we will have the blessings of another one tomorrow.
Whats here , you may well ask. Well if you have someone near and dear to you, who has been working hard for the last three years at Edge Hill University you may well agree . If not, there you go, you can join in the celebrations and say a collective ‘hurrah!’ and join in the celebrations for all those who have and will official graduate today.
I have been busy volunteering at the Spare parts festival which is part of the Tram Sunday Festival in Fleetwood. It is a great event and I will defiantly go next year, just perhaps not as a volunteer. Yesterday I helped a roving theater act, dressed in a rubber horses head. Best not ask, it was one of those,’ you had to be there ‘moments, and I was setting up the virtual reality head sets for people swinging their way to their virtual worlds.
Well it did mean there was another day without posting my print. I nearly gave up on the whole project this week, its been a bad week, it almost seemed pointless carrying on. However, despite my mood, the prints have been produced and I am here posting them, late, but here they are. I have found an old mangle too. I am hoping that I could use it to make more successful etchings and lino prints. Perhaps it might be enough to lift my mood back up to something a little more positive.
14.7.18 was made using a new gel plate made in a drawer divider someone gave to me. It is quite long and thing and it was nice to use a different shape.
The print 16.7.18 has been made using the old mangle, quite pleased with it . I used a small piece of foil card and drew into it.
I could worry about anything. I do worry about everything. I can even worry that I haven’t got anything to worry about.
I know its daft, it gets me nowhere, in fact it goes into negative productivity sometimes, as I might not do things because I worry myself out of them, if you don’t worry about things, I think you are very lucky.
Well catch up Wednesday, here goes, hope you like them.
As the Summer sun continues and I love it. I like to be in the sun, however it hasn’t done much for my inner me. My mood seems to be quite low. I have missed a few deadlines, my own fault, putting things off till the last minute only to find I had made a mistake about the date. I don’t hold numbers in my mind , so when there are lots of things to remember , like deadlines, they get mixed up. Part of me says never mind and go for the next thing , but the darker side tells me I am useless and should just forget being creative and work in a ‘proper job’ ! But then, here I am , I have committed to making my prints , and there are some people who come and look at them, and people have said they like them, so here we are , a Sunday catch up. More later, its early and I haven’t printed yet today.
Sometimes I let helping others get in the way of taking care of myself.
Here I am catching up posting my images, again.
I am grateful I am here and that although they are late my daily prints are here.
1.7.18 uses the words by a lovely poet Steve , we worked together with another artist, Tina , on a superb project working with hospital patients. Thank you Fable Arts , it was truly a wonderful project.
Yesterdays and today’s prints perhaps reflect something of the summer weather we are lucky enough to be having at the moment. Not everyone’s cup of tea, and it has caused its problems. But I am a lover of the warm weather, so it may continue as long as possible for me.