Monday, 17 March 2014

Spring has Sprung!

Hurray, spring is here at last and to celebrate warmer weather and longer daylight hours I have been screen-printing a new flower design. It's a fairly simple design so I can use it either individually or as a repeat pattern and produce a variety of products. The colours aren't quite right yet but can easily be changed. These flowers are printed on 300gsm eco natural recycled card which is great for both 2d and 3d work. They will be part of an installation and I have also printed a new bird design to go with them. I managed to fill the print rack with a whole flock of birds so have a lot of sticking, cutting and folding to do.

New! New Baby Cards

I am celebrating some new arrivals, Cute As A Button new baby cards! My favorite stockist, Here and Now in Falmouth, asked me for new baby cards quite a while ago but I couldn't find the time to do them until now. It's been a long wait so I am really happy to have finally finished and screen-printed this design. I like the idea of having different colours to choose from, so as well as the traditional pink and blue options I also printed the design in gender neutral green.

Bulgarian Boy and Girl

Last year I started work on a series of screen prints inspired by traditional Bulgarian dolls and costumes. I was very lucky that my Bulgarian friend bought me back some lovely wooden dolls from her summer holiday in Bulgaria. It was great to be able to see them in real life rather than just searching the internet for images. These two designs are based on the dolls and were intended to be part of the Masquerade exhibition last Autumn. Unfortunately I couldn't get them finished in time so I was really happy when the RBSA Gallery craft shop approached me about including my Polish and Bulgarian inspired screen prints in their Melting Pot exhibition. It was exactly the motivation I needed to get new cards and prints finished and ready for the first exhibition of 2014.