Tags: cats, illustration
Tags: art, exhibitions, talismans
Tags: art cards, illustration, works on paper
about a quarter of the hand deckled cards have ink smudges where the edges caught on the printer head
each smudge is being turned into a life size sketch of Actinotus minor
funny how the cards with the tiny sketched flowers make more sense
I have finally started to love my inner critic after 60 years, she keeps my edges honed & the work honest!
Tags: art cards, works on paper
It’s the Silly Season, the temperature is soaring & the xmas card is well under way. Each year we send out 150 cards to customers, suppliers, friends and family (you can see the past 23 years of cards here) Settled on the Moab Somerset Museum Rag 300 gsm for printing the photo of Actinotus minor mounted on hand deckled Canson Stonehenge bright white 245 gsm printmakers paper, the red stitches in the corners in the pic on the right were fun but superfluous.
Started very early this morning so all the card backs were ripped to size, hand deckled and printed by lunchtime, here’s some pics in process
the bone folder to score and rip the edges
test print for font & size
smoothing down the deckled edges with a moist bone folder
all the card backs are printed inside & out & photos are ready to crop & mount
it’s a production but that’s enough for today, it’s Hot!
the garden is a cool oasis
Kangaroo Paw at midnight
Tags: moon ladder, talismans
Tags: books, inspiration, Leunig
the good ship “Irrelevance” by Michael Leunig
Michael chatted about art, life & the influence of ducks at Gleebooks to launch his latest book, “The Wayward Leunig”.
He is such a gentle soul, take a squizz at more of his wonderfully wry and whimsical work on his website & the Michael Leunig Appreciation Page