I’ve recently returned from a few days in Venice. I’d never been before but was struck my the texture and colour of the city, especially when we were lucky enough to have a day of beautiful weather without a cloud in the sky. The bright blue really set off the whites, yellows and reds of the buildings, so much so I felt the need to try and re-photograph everything I had taken pictures of the day before as it looked so much better.
You can see a million photos on the internet of the iconic buildings, canals and gondolas, so in this post I’ve rounded up some of the images that most show off the rich colour, weathered textures and beautiful stone in the city. I hope you enjoy them.
I’ve had a bit of a holiday spurt lately, first Madrid now Slovenia. Holidays for me are a bit like buses – you wait ages for one to come along and then two turn up at once. I’m not complaining though! It’s meant I’ve been a bit quieter on the blog recently, but I’ve managed to continue with the weekly lino prints and here is this week’s creation based on my trip to Slovenia. I used a photo of the awe-inspiring Lake Bled for inspiration, and tried to get some atmospheric sky in there – not sure if it’s completely successful, what do you think?
I’ve just returned from a trip to Slovenia, a beautiful country tucked between Italy and Croatia. It’s small but wonderfully varied; from alpine lakes to cultural cities to Mediterranean sea fronts – if you ever get the chance, go, it’s wonderfully peaceful and easy to get about.
Sorry for being a bit quiet during the last few weeks. The combination of bank holidays on the two days I usually work for myself (Monday and Friday), a wedding in Belfast and a rotten cold have left me behind when it comes to blogging! So here’s a little bit of a catch up.
This morning I took delivery of lots more mugs, this time with a new colour – Mr Green, to make up a set of four. I love these mugs, really bright and fun and it’s like Christmas when I receive another box of them, especially when I can send my design off and it comes back as a fully made product.
Next on today’s agenda is creating a new lino print. This time I’m printing the WHOLE alphabet. I’m hoping it will make a great print, but I’ll also use it as a basis for a lino typeface which I will use to create some digital art and cards, I’m starting now so it will all be ready for Chr*****s (didn’t want to say it – far, far to early to utter those words!!) . Here are the first few steps in the process:
Another new project that’s underway is my new website. I’m creating it myself and it will be even bigger and better, so soon there will be a whole new home for this blog – I’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, here’s a quick peek: