It’s my birthday in May, but as seems the norm, celebrations started early, and so my friend Alison and I caught the train to Bristol late April for a day out. There was plenty going on, a vintage fair, bike show and of course the Nelson Street area of Bristol always has something to catch the eye.
After finishing the testing collagraph project, it was so good to ease into silk screen printing. My latest project needs a medium such as this as I want to have busy lines and detail.
Looking at everyday relationships of my world, the place we make for ourselves and the dent we make within it, I am planning on a series of hand-drawn design turned into silk screen prints which focus largely on the space between us.
This is the first of a test print run.
I started out by adding colour with more printed swatches, but decided in the end on a
chine colle technique. The bold colours of tissue paper really seem to show off the detailed printing. I feel the combination of hand drawn patterns and typed text speak volumes about the incongruity of existence and the harmony which it can often bring.
My birthday ‘proper’ took my friend and I out once again. (She spoils me).
We stayed Air B&B in Worthing, a pleasant seaside town just west of Brighton.
It was here I took the second on the series from. Alison always likes to have a full English breakfast (not that she eats it all), and so it seemed only right that I include this in the next piece.
I did a poll on Twitter as I couldn’t decide between the green or orange background.
In the end, the green won, but only just!
The next one is to come. Watch this space