Thursday, February 11, 2010

Boabab Linocut


I went for a drive last Sunday and came across some lovely little vignettes- first the lovely terracotta rooves in a small medieval village called Laroque- it's right on the river Herault and I imagine it to be choc a block full of tourists in summer. I couldn't help but notice the little discordance though- the ugly tin roof amidst all those lovely tterracotta tiles and old stones, and yes the ugly power lines as well. The second image is of a little twelfth century chapel  on quite an isolated road- one wonders what poor folk worshipped there, and what one must have done in rome to be sent to such an isolated place. It looked as if it probaly had a small abbey and enclosed garden once upon a time, now a barely discernable ruin- and the sky was really that blue- no filters or anything- just very cold and clear!


This is a linocut I have made of a boabab tree- I love boabab trees- natural water storage containers.I printed this piece and three others today.it was my birthday present to myself. This linocut is large - 50 cm by about 28 cm. I need to dye some fabrics to take these prints. The river print I posted previously  measured about 23 cm by 20 cm.. I intend to stitch this piece as part of Southern Lands. I also have three of the boabab prints for sale for 22 euros inclusive of postage if you are interested email me

Don't forget i shall be in England next week and I will be giving a workshop in Keddington near Cambridge on the saturday- we will be working with lutradur and stitching. it is defintiely going ahead so if you are interested contact Sandy via her blog.The cost is 40 pounds including materials.

8 comments:

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Hi Dijanne. Love your linocut print and photos. I have been working away on my KISS quilt in the background, haven't shown it yet on my blog. Looking forward to hearing about the project

Carolyn ♥

ps. I'm having a giveaway on my blog ... ends on Valentine's Day!

Anonymous said...

Love that baobab, I ADORE that tree too!!!

and... as I've already said,

BON ANNIVERSAIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!

PS are you coming to AEF this week?

Chris said...

Happy birthday! A lovely gift to yourself! Cx

Clare Wassermann said...

lovely tree. Please come to England again - I can't make this!

magsramsay said...

Happy Birthday- what a splendid way to celebrate!

sandra wyman said...

Happy Birthday from a fellow linocutter! Love the baobab!

Banaghaisge said...

Happy birthday!!!
And I love anachronisms - look at the satellite dish on the ancient tiled roof hiding behind the chimney(?).
Once the boys and I were watching a doco on prehistoric man, and one of them threw a rock at a sabre toothed tiger. And it hit the camera lens and smashed it. They kept it in (prob cos they didnt have another camera to do a retake)...
Have a great time in England - I hope it isnt too cold for you (38* again here yest, major thunderstorms last night (SES building Sunbury was flooded...!) and minor temp drop...whew).
xxxxx

Deborah said...

LOVE that tree!