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Indian colour

I’ve just completed a series of Indian linocuts to complement my daughter’s (http://mollymahon.com) block printing.  She uses joyful colours so these are framed in similar tones.   They are in frames that can stand alone or be hung on a … Continue reading

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Butterflies on vellum

A few butterflies around at last, here are four of the commonest: Peacock, Tortoishell, Painted Lady and Red Admiral.  The caterpillars of these four all feed on nettles so leave a little patch for them in your garden.  I’ve painted … Continue reading

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Pressing flowers

  Its fun to see how many wild flowers you can find in your locality – I have reached 150 over the summer with one visit to the Suffolk coast and one to Wiltshire.  A good way of learning wild … Continue reading

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A day at a Letterpress workshop

I recently spent a day learning all about relief printing using a press – known as Letterpress.  This was the original and oldest form of printing and involves setting out your text letter by letter.  This you do upside down … Continue reading

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Sticks, stalks and stems

This weeks vignettes – perhaps not very inspiring but I enjoyed doing them and any practice is good practice.  The thorns presented the most challenge especially the foreshortened ones.

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Botanical Art Course

This blog has been neglected of late but I’m hoping to put that right from now on!  I have embarked on a botanical art course and as part of my homework I do pages of vignettes of anything that comes … Continue reading

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Last minute Christmas presents

Still wondering what to get that last aunt, sister or daughter?  Why not make her a necklace?  These shown below are made from egg boxes, wallpaper and magazines. The round beads are simply egg boxes torn up and soaked in … Continue reading

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