Monday, 28 January 2013

Valentine Offer! - (Sorry sold out!)


So, in genuine valentine-spirited-ness (rather than an attempt to coerce people) I am giving away copies of my 'Czech Heart' linocut print with the next 10 orders of any hand-pressed linocut print in my Folksy shop. They are orange, red or blue. Add a note with an order saying 'have a heart' (or any other bad 'heart'-based pun) if you want one...

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Donkey madness and February activities!!

My second post of the month. Crikey. That is a rarity.

Donkey Madness
Anyhow, i have spent a lot of this month so far whittling the lino, and I seem to have been concentrating on them there donkeys. I have created two new prints entitled 'Donkey Collage No.1' and 'Wandering Donkeys'. The first is an experiment with composition, basically, breaking up the traditional layout, and an attempt to delve into donkey-world.

The second is simply a bunch of donkeys having a stroll. Nothing more. But I guess I did want to hint at their personalities, and hopefully that comes across too!

I hope you like them...

Both are now available in my Folksy shop, in various formats:

I am doing a couple of craft fairs in February. i have missed them a bit, with the festive break, so it'll be good to get back to them!

Saturday 9th Feb 2013, Mary's Marvellous Craft & Vintage Market, 10am-4pm, St Marys Church, Bramall Lane, Sheffield - Best craft fair in Sheffield, with great vintage wares and really good food too!

Saturday 23rd Feb 2013, Pretty Dandy Flea, 10.30am-6pm, *NOTE VENUE CHANGE* The Broadway Cinema & Creative Quarter building on Stoney Street, Nottingham - I have heard very good things about this fair. It'll be my first in nottingham too, so looking forward to that.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

New year, new print..

Happy new year to you!

Not much to report yet, but I have just completed my first new print of 2013, a 2-colour hand-pressed linocut print entitled 'Freddy Cloud'. In real life he is the best friend of our cat Otto. He belongs to a neighbour, and they play together an awful lot. His real name is Freddy, but we call him 'Freddy Cloud' as he is a big cat, but when you pick him up, he weighs hardly anything. Light as a cloud!

I've now put the print in my Folksy shop. 'Freddy Cloud' 2-colour linocut print

Might make a nice companion for 'Otto Sleeping'?