So I haven’t written a blog post in a while. In fact I’m completely guilty of abandoning it for a few years! What happened? Well, I suppose life got in the way. Working full time, running a business in my spare time and day to day ups and downs means writing a blog post comes fairly low on the list.
So January is almost over. Thank goodness! I don’t mind January, but prefer other (warmer, less wet and cold) months. This month is usually a fairly quiet time of year after the Christmas rush but this one has been especially busy. And especially wet!
Week 10 already! Where does the time go? I must admit squeezing a lino print in each week has been a bit tricky so far; I only work for two days on my little business so I have to squeeze lots in each day. So on Friday what did I do? I took the afternoon off. Not particularly helpful but lots of fun.
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.
Cutting the lino of my new print at last weekend’s artists and makers fair was a great idea it turns out. On Monday morning I was able to ink up and print straight away. My new print is a simple black and white number, of the Town Hall in my town, a little old place called Thame. Sam and I are doing a craft fair in this building on Saturday so it seemed an apt time to get a print done of it. Take a look at my last post to see photos of me carving the lino.
For more information about Thame Craft Fair on 13 October 2012, take a look at the organiser’s website.
Had a super time at Waddesdon Artists and Makers fair this weekend, exhibiting with my sister Sam. Thanks to everyone who came. Had the chance to meet some great people, ate some delicious cake and even found time to cut the lino for my next print.
Our next event takes place in Thame, at the Town Hall, next Saturday. You can find out more on Sally Evans Events website.
Here are a few photos of the weekend for you to enjoy: