Here is my most recent efforts in lino printing. Printing for me has always been done in big studios with lots of messy inks and chemicals. Whilst I have always LOVED doing printmaking like this I now don't have the space or time to put in such efforts. Teaching takes lots of time right now so I squeeze in the arty stuff as much as possible. So, in my little studio apartment, with my boyfriend on the couch and the TV going, I plonk myself on the tiles and make baby prints with baby rollers and Japanese hand burnishers. Works a treat.
Banksias and Australian flora have started moving into my field of reference only recently. As I get older I seem to have more respect for, connection with, and desire to record my immediate surroundings. I did stuff like this in high school so maybe being a teacher now has reignited this work. Who knows.
Lucky me, sitting here with the boy scoffing mini Snickers, watching TV and blogging on a Saturday night after just being out for a Japanese dinner.
I have sadly not had the internet at home for a long time now and as a result I have been painting and reading and doing all sorts of delicious things. So, no bloggin' for me.
But I am cheering to now have the opportunity to once again get lost in the time vortex that is the internet.
Last year I saw 'Sculpture by the Sea' with my gorgeous cousin Grace. It has taken me this long to get my photos developed. I love Lomography but it really is an expensive hobby, particularly with 120 film, so I am unable to go all mad and addictive with it. This, however, does nothing to explain the fact that I have recently been once again obsessed with extending my collection of vintage cameras which I will show you one day. For now though, some serious lomo fun...