Thursday, June 29, 2006

Small developments

Got an email from Mike telling me he's after stuff for the next edition of the fanzine, got an idea already. Easy to sort over the weekend I hope. Also an invite to open studios in two weeks time. Also work progressing well on the icon idea, just need some crackle glaze. Getting mirror plates and labelling ready for first gallery drop tomorrow. West Lancs Open. After much deliberation they are getting Lamb of God and Her Big Day.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Two Exhibitions: deadline Saturday

Opens shows
lables x 4
mirror plates x 2
collect mounts

Biennial Submission
Red acrlyic
Crackle glaze

Got the lables, paint and mounts. Enough to keep me busy for tonight. Called in an the independents meeting on the way home. No chance for me to exhibit there unless I get accepted in to the Arena Show. Two weeks to put something coherant together. Otherwise the biennial will pass me by again. I can't find an exhibition space and look after an exhibition for six weeks while I work full time.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

June printmaking session

Put an aquatint on the background of this. Its not working, I don't like it. Don't think I'll enter it into any of the exhibitions. The figures look stilted and don't have any movement in them. Might test this plate to destruction just to see what I get.

In contrast, this little drypoint I did on Thurdsay & Friday nights and worked really well, thinking of doing a series to go with a shrine that I'd like to make.

The intaglio press broke at 2pm and the lino press was busy so filled in the rest of the session experimenting with mono prints.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

more lino

and to see haw little information I could provide and still create a coherant image. (something to do while the world cup game was on!

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Getting ready for Saturday

Might not get a chance to print linos this week but feel like doing some, after not giving it a lot of thought for a couple of months.
Had a think about how much I could take away and still have a recognisable image.
Got an email inviting me to add my work to this art remains website thanks to exposure on Saatchi website

Monday, June 19, 2006

back from hols .. . lots to do!

Been away for a week. Now must get my head down. Got a printmaking session on Saturday, so need to make full use of that to finish the sheep, plus in the meantime get THREE things framed to enter to the two opens with deadlines on Sat 1 July. Think this is what I'm going to do.
Stockport open: Her big day & Public sector or Bling
West Lancs open: Lamb of God & Her big day or Public sector
Plus there's a 15 July deadline for a biennial submission @ Arena Studios. Want to make a 3D my shrine piece for that so also need to motor on with putting together as much of the idea as I can and a good justification.

Monday, June 05, 2006


Southport exhibition 15th July
an A5 collage will suffice!
Biennial ideas for Arena Studios 14th July & £5 admin fee.
A great place for a shrine or two if only I can get them sorted in time

Thursday, June 01, 2006

a trawl around the degree shows . .

. . results in throbbing feet! Saw Liverpool John Moores Uni's Fine art, about four promising students, if I'd have been a moderator I'd have been dishing out a lot of thirds! graphics & illustration or was superb firsts & 2.1's all round as far as I'm concerned. Maybe my tastes are too commercial. Wish me bloody work was!