Friday, November 09, 2007
This is the way my printing screen looked yesterday when I had painted it with the second layer of dye paint/print paste. Unfortunately that is not the way it looked this morning- the overnight dew/condensation got to it despite it being stored undercover- blegh! The darker print is the first print and you cna see it has lost much of its definition. I think I like the second print better- the colouring is much more subtel.
I don't know whether you have been following the progress of a group known as Twelve by Twelve- but they have created their own website and blog- doing a themed challenge which is 12 inches by 12 inches on a regular basis. Their first efforts "Dandelion" are up and I must say I am impressed by the variety and inventiveness, and the blog is very colourful!
I always like to think I would like to do challenges but in truth I am away so much it is difficult to do at times- and I have enough trouble meeting deadlines for some of the art quilt shows I would like to enter. There are a lot of missed deadlines over the last few years.
However I would like to suggest a challenge of sorts if anyone is interested ? ( but there will be a limit of numbers- say 10- and I would like people from all over the world to be involved-after all 135 countries have visited the blog) and that is creating books inspired by your own work ( I have a motive of course because I want to create a catalogue for my exhibition in Munich at Quilt und Textil Kunst next year) but I thought it could also be a way for others to learn book making techniques, bindings , explore their own work/content, some print making, lino cut printing etc. I would envisage that we would share techniques relating to bookmaking etc and links- share a blog ( though I can't promise a website as classy as Brenda Smith has made for the Twelve by Twelve group)- the deadline would be August of next 2008.I am happy to be the the instigator- as I need to do this for myself- by this I mean suggesting things/techmiques etc- though I woulkd like a commitment - though I understand if life gets in the way.