Thursday, 7 August 2014

Christmas is coming!

This summer the weather has been amazing which is great for day trips and holidays but not so good for screen printing. The print room has been unbearably hot, ink has been getting thick and sticky on the screen and printing has been hard work. It seems wrong to be getting ready for Christmas and I would much rather be at the beach, sitting in the garden or eating ice cream. But this year I'm trying to be organised so I've just screen printed 100 bird and snowflake Christmas cards. I'm hoping to get another card design finished and printed before the end of August as well as squeeze in more ice cream and a trip to the seaside.

Friday, 1 August 2014

Art in the Pen Skipton 2014

Over the past few months I've been screen printing flowers, trees and birds when ever I get the chance. Then with a bit of folding, gluing and cutting I turn the screen printed recycled card into colourful three dimensional decorations. 
I've amassed quite a collection and will soon be putting it all to good use at Art in the Pen in Skipton. Art in the Pen is a contemporary art fair which is held in a cattle auction. Over 100 selected artists transform sheep and cow pens into mini galleries from which they sell their original works of art. I'm really looking forward to having my own space and the opportunity to do something creative with it. I'm planning to decorate my pen with three dimensional flowers, trees and birds as well as framed prints.

Art in the Pen Skipton
16-17 August 2014
10am to 4pm
Skipton Cattle Auction
Ling Fields
Gargrave Road
BD23 1UD

Summer Screen Printing

These new screen prints look familiar because they are actually designs which I have been printing as cards for a while. I always draw all my designs either A4 or A3 and make sure they can be reproduced in a variety of different formats. Most of my designs are just two colours so they are also fairly quick and easy to screen print which is good, especially when the print room is as hot as it has been lately. These prints were fun to do but I'm really looking forward to printing some new designs and maybe even something a bit more challenging when the weather is cooler!