Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Cold Weather

 



The image is of some work I have been preparing for my on-line lino-cutting course.The spiral block has been done on a speedball block and though the edges looked rough on the cuts, it printed cleanly, which surprised me. Can you see the cutting mistakes I made?It is taking a lot of time cutting the blocks demonstrating various aspects of lino-cutting- and despite the fact that there are books out ther eon lino-cutting , there is very little that is design oriented. There are some that show the work of artists utilising the medium , and though they are wonderful , the images can be rather daunting for someone starting out. I look at some of the images and think how on earth did they do that? Was surprised that dremel tools and routers and power tools are used ( I am not sure why I was surprised by this- just had not thought of it I suppose)

However I am enjoying the directions the cutting is pushing me in with this concentrated effort at creating blocks. Now to make a book with worthy content... I mean a book with images- a hand made book.
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9 comments:

Sue said...

Just wonderful!

Claire said...

Oh a Dremmel... I hadn't thought of that either. I can see you could add a lot of detail fast with one of those.

Marcie said...

great designs - I'm imagining how they would look printed over some of your dyed fabric...

jude said...

looking forward to your course... funny how teaching also teaches the teacher. i found that when i used to give guitar lessons. i always had to learn more to teach more. a great inspiration source.

Stitch 'n Dye said...

Oh Dijanne

i am now SO looking forward to the course. i have often wondered if I would find a dremel useful to have about the place. Good job money is tight at the moment or I'd be out buying one in anticipation:)
Sue

Chris said...

And further to your flag colour exploration,what about those fiery reds and blues in expensive opals?

Chris Gray Textile Art said...

I've been using small power tools to cut my print blocks for some time - had to find a way to ease the wrist pressure (carpal tunnel pain was getting too much!) They don't make such clean edges as a blade, but it doesn't seem to make a huge difference when the print is pulled.

Glad you're feeling inspired to have a go at a handmade book - they are VERY rewarding to make and handle.

I'll be interested to see how you get on....If the rest of your work is anything to go by...they'll be wonderful.

MargaretR said...

I have always loved your stamps Dijanne, so a book sound wonderful!

Mal* (turning*turning) said...

Gorgeous mix of textures there, lady.