Since joining the magic carpet blog ride I have been trying to get to look at all the blogs of people who've left comments on mine but it is slow progress, my apologies if you are waiting for a comment from me, I don't know how Lisa does it, she has looked at all of the over 900 blogs. You can see the gifts I'm giving away in the post below this one.
I have been trying to get a few work things done in the last week or so and to prepare for some workshops I'm running later in the year. I've spent the last two days working on some A2 pulp paintings inspired by Apollo Bay, here they are with the photographs that provided the inspiration, I intend to add the birds and the cray pots later as digital images.
Here is the one that got away, I rather like the look of it so I am keeping it to see how it looks once it is dry luckily I had three of that one.
Here is my large vat and my trusty press! My standard press only handles up to A3.
The other thing I've been doing is tidying up the room my younger daughter moved out of so that I'll have a workroom and a place to run workshops at home. I have also been cleaning up my other room and consolidating all my paper, I now have two large containers of collage bits, I used a miniscule number of the scraps to make these cards and a few others.
In my cleanup I found this writing set.
And these books which I made many years ago.
Looking at them now I feel that they need some text or something so I am thinking of asking if anyone would like to embellish two in exchange for one of the books. I have two slightly different copies of the body book and a book of fossils that could be a companion to the shell book. Leave me a message if you are interested, either an email or a comment on this blog.
And I forgot to say, I'll be hanging about a dozen of my 2D in the Alcove Art Shop at Box Hill Community Art Centre, they'll be there for two months from this coming Saturday.