Sunday, August 1, 2010
Looking, making + EATING...
This weekend was bound to go well. My subscribers copy of Inside Out arrived on Friday afternoon. I was booked into a workshop at the gallery... we were having home cooked Japanese lunch and a crafternoon...!
(The Sept/Oct issue takes a peak inside artist Beci Orpin's creative home).
So chef arrived and got to work on the curry..
Funny, that 'chef' is fellow blogger talk to the wind and sun who i met on Etsy 2 years ago - when she was living in Japan and i purchased something from her... it has been wonderful being able to share creative times - it definitely adds another layer to just tea + a chat! I also have a Japanese student staying - so off we went to the table... (a little enforced crafting - surely not a bad thing is it??)
I was working on this handmade book - but more about that another time..
Incase we needed reviving we made ourselves a little treat...
Sunday i was off to the gallery to see Paths to Abstraction and do a printmaking workshop.
Perfect! We were shown MONOPRINTS, and carving into wood and chinecolle (adding paper to a print).
handy table top press - just what we all need - altho i may need to get an aluminium rolling pin, meanwhile..
lovely oil based ink ...zzzzuuuullluch..
I was trying hard to stay abstract - but faced with oil based ink + a pencil i couldn't resist a bit of line work..
Yay! can't wait to re-embrace the monoprint again one weekend!
Hope you enjoyed some looking, making + eating too!