So I’ve made it to 40 prints! This week I made the basic error of type – again. You’d have thought I would have got this by now, especially as so many of my prints have type in them. For some reason when I sit down on a Monday to create my Print 52 lino cut, this information falls right out of my head. Odd.
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).
Firstly I hope you’ve all had a great Christmas and are looking forward to seeing the new year in. Last Monday I was so busy gorging on food and drink and running around doing last minute jobs that I completely forgot my to do my weekly linoprint (shock, horror!). So in celebration of overindulgence the first print I’m showing you today is all about topping up the wine glass. Yum.
I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited about new wellies before (maybe no one has?!), so much so I created this week’s Print 52 as an homage to my new purchase. Those of you who know me may understand. Ive spend the last 5 winters wearing canvas shoes, or wearing wellies with holes in. Each year I say “this year I’ll have proper shoes for winter” and it never happens. Last year I tried really hard and bought these super expensive Timberland boots. I was under pressure in the shop; I was there with a boy and needed some decent boots to go and see fireworks that evening, so bought boots that were too small. Clever huh? Ah the pressure. I can wear them if I put a whole pack of blister plasters on each foot, and grin and bear it.
I couldn’t think of anything more autumny than leaves, and as it’s been pretty chilly and drizzly here it’s felt like were really into autumn now. I think the changing leaves look beautiful at this time of the year. I decided I’d also print this design on a card for my nan, she’s struggles with her sight so the strong contrast and simple shapes mean she will hopefully be able to make out the leaf pattern.