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11 things I’ve learnt from 4 years of printmaking

I’m a self-taught printmaker really. I had a go at linoprinting and screenprinting briefly at school and university, but just as a box ticking exercise really to pass particular modules. At school I really loved painting, and at uni I much preferred working on screen. So when I decided to explore printmaking properly, about four years after graduating, I had some idea of what was involved, but now had none of the facilities and tuition that I would have had years earlier. I’ve gradually bought bits, experimented, and tried to crave out a little bit of professional printmaking from a spare room. Here’s some of the lessons I’ve learnt over the years.

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Easter: when you just have to make food in the shape of bunnies…

Everyone loves a bunny, right? So come Easter my Pinterest feed gets full of bunny shaped food, ‘cos you have to do that for Easter parties and the like – don’t you? Here’s a round up of my favourites, plus my slightly less brilliant attempt at a foodie bunny.

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Happy new year!

It’s this time of the month when I do a round up of what I’ve been up to over the last few weeks. This week it’s hard to look back without going all a bit Christmassy on you, which I’m sure we are all over by now! So here’s a little round up (and I’m still in a holiday-induced daze so all I can think about is eating chocolate and watching films in my pajamas-sorry).

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Christmas tree linoprint

Print 52, week 34. Christmas tree linoprint

I know, I know, I’m late with this post this week. It’s just been all go lately so I’ve only just managed to find the time to sit down and make this Christmas tree linoprint. My Christmas tree is now up, gifts are sorted (not wrapped, that’s a job for Saturday), cards posted, food planned, and the gargantuan task of eating my body weight in chocolate is now well underway.

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Print 52 – week 29. Cups of tea linoprint

So I’ve cheated a bit here – sorry, I created this print early. When this post is made live I’ll be on holiday! Hoorah! But don’t fear, it is based on drinking lots of tea to help with the mad rush that comes with getting ready for a holiday and getting all your work done before you leave.

My shops are still open. My wonderful sister, Sam, has kindly agreed to keep an eye on them. If you order anything while I’m away, I’ll post it out to you on Friday 15 November. And I’ll fill you in on my travels when I return.

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Boxing day sale

Knockout sale now on

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and are now relaxing in front of a fire or something equally festive!

As you know after Christmas comes the sales and we are no different – the Knockout sale is on now. Head over to my Not on the High Street and Etsy shops for lots of sale items, some reduced by up to 50% while stocks last.

Get 25% off selected lino prints and 30% off selected screen prints:

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