Coming up for air

Breakdown print on Peasant Cotton

One of my goals for 2017 was to increase the number of blog posts by posting at least once a week. I’ve noticed that I get more ‘traffic’ when I put out posts close together. But I’m failing dismally. Why? Probably because I feel like my posts should have a proper subject, ideally something I’ve not covered before. It was easy last year when I was making and submitting lots of pieces. I could write about each piece, about my sucesses and my failures.

But this year is different. It is a ‘making’ year. With the exception of a piece for Fine Art Quilt Masters (submitted today, horray!) everything I am making is for the two exhibitions I have scheduled with Helen Conway in 2018. Because I have a long leadtime I’m working differently. I’m focussed right now on printing all the fabrics I am going to need. This will go on for another two to three months and whilst I can Instagram some nice images there is not a whole lot to write about that I haven’t already covered. In between printing I am also developing some small works and some hand made books. I can, and will, write about these but have accepted that this is one goal I won’t achieve.

Breakdown printing on Novelle Linen

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2 responses to “Coming up for air

  1. I do like the effect on the linen, it almost looks as though it is floating above the fabric. Very ethereal.

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    • I’ve brought a selection of fabric with more texture than my usual poplin to play with. I want to try to incorporate them into some small framed works but have a lot to learn on how to get good prints yet

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