Monday, November 27, 2006

Wrexham print International submission

Here's what's going in - deadline 4th Dec so wish me luck!

01. Her Big Day - Etching & Aquatint * £50
Bling Bling - Etching & Aquatint £50
Public Sector Management - Etching & Aquatint £50
Power Hungry Panjandram - Etching & Aquatint £35
Congratulations - drypoint £35
Cat - woodcut £50

* prices less commission

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Second November Printing session

Good progress today, printed my cat woodcut in a variety of ways, got something to enter into Wrexham print show, that's this week's goal anyway. Also progressed aquatiniting on latest dinosaur & lizard plates but they will now have to wait until the new year to be completed as my next session at Alan's studio is 20th Jan. Alan managed to finally obliterate the sheep for me so if I feel the urge over the coming weeks, I can work on making something new out of that.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Second attempt at woodcut

Really pleased with this week's output - need to print them with better ink & press in Alan's studio, might put this in for next year's Stockport Open!

How did I get on in Manchester Xmas Market? I sold one beetle Gocco print & some cards, encouraging. Made £17.50 so the stall only cost me £1.55, nearer to making some money anyway! Adela is taking my stuff for her stall at the Xmas market at the Turnpike Gallery in Leigh (nr Wigan) on 8th December.

Got Wrexham on Saturday and Alan's class on Sunday so a busy week for printmaking - need to get submission ready for Wrexham show next week.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Saltburn PV

Missed week 2 of my Wrexham course this morning but worth it as I really enjoyed the opening last night, what a great litttle gallery, so glad we braved the 4hr drive to get there AND I sold the bowl on the opening night, met some nice people too! The xmas stall has been running in Manchester city centre for the past two days, I wonder how its go on? My stint tomorrow night.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

first attempt at a woodcut

Night class a bit better this week, what a bloody struggle to carve out! The effect is quite pleasing though - will work on it during the week (or try to amidst other committments) and pull another print next week

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Promo for next week

Went to open studios at Rogue in Manchester last night. Alan had put out lots of leaflets about next week. That's where I'll be next Sunday. Albert Square, Manchester UK.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Printmaking in Wrexham

First day of a short course at the Regional print centre in Wrexham, north Wales. Very good. learnt quite a lot about what I could get out of a collagraph, did a both relief and a intaglio print. I prefer intaglio, lots of ideas.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Saltburn leaflet

The publicity for the saltburn show arrived today, they put one of my images on their invite. Really pleased, its been going well this year. Hope I can keep up the momentum next year. The application form for the Wrexham Print International came today. That's a touring show so it would be really great to be involved.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

First November Session

Worked all day aquatinting the dinosaur with handbag but waiting for stop out varnish to dry so still another few layers to go. etched the lines in this new plate, this also took me nearly all day to draw out, in between attending to the aquatinting process. Hmm! image isn't as strong as I'd hoped, I hope this doesn't go the same way as the sheep which were awful after many days of poring over the plate. Also tried to obliterate that plate with acid today but even after two 15-20 minutes dips, it refused to die and sheep were clearly visable. Had to leave it with Alan from him to deal with, back at the end of the month. In the meantime its the disappointing night school which resumes next week and a trip out to the print facilities in Wrexham next week. I'ver had to move a hairdessing appointment - it better be good!

Friday, November 03, 2006

Cover Star!

Missbugg on the cover this month's Red Wire artfanzine!

Thursday, November 02, 2006


The Atkinson Gallery rang to say that they'd sold 'Her Big Day' at the Sefton Open. I'm delighted, apart from two Xmas cards last year. its the first thing I've sold for over 10 years. if the person who bought it stumbles across this blog, I can only say 'Thank you very much.'

Packed up my stuff for the Saltburn Show, just need to arrange courier times with them. Off work today for a two day course in Photoshop at mites at a subsidised artists rate and another printmaking session on Saturday so three days of creative work, hooray!

Rescued my cards from Dot Art, they's not sold any but given that they were in the store room, I'm not surprised! Xmas Craft Market in Manchester city centre, 17-19th November, got a load of cards ready.