So good to be printing on a sunshine day - and it makes the gold ink on these little Bristol notebooks look really fab too! Having a busy week stocking up for art trails, print fairs and topping up stock at some of my lovely galleries...
This time last year I was printing madly ready to spend two weeks my own pop-up shop in the middle of Bristol. It was so much fun having it and great to be able to have so many products in one place.
Also great was having a huge flock of laser cut birds from my lino print hanging in the window...
The shop was organised by the fab Etsy in Bristol team - how lucky was I!
I have spent most of the month trying to re-organise my studio space too, whilst working on prints at the same time. That hasn't gone well, I've moved things around countless times but the piles of books, paper, supplies, dull paperwork, sketchbooks etc haven't diminished in size. I know it will all fit into the little space in a sensible way, so more effort needed! That's so hard in the summer...
I've listed a couple of new prints in the Etsy shop too, you might have seen them before, but this is the first time they can be on-line ordered, so hurrah :)
Posted by Melanie Wickham at 12:58
I've got an exhibition of my lino prints at the moment if you fancy popping in...it is in Bristol at No 1 Harbourside on the docks.
Even more excitingly you can come to the Private View if you are in town - 12th July 7:30-9:30 - yay. There is going to be a print lucky dip....
I decided to make a new postcard every day and post it out to someone for 100 days...it has been great fun so far as I have played around with collage, print and drawing and am really enjoying sending them to people around the world...if you pop over to my Instagram you can find them all there and I would love some more addresses to post to if you would like to get a tiny piece of art through the post :)
I find the sunny, lighter days are perfect for a flurry of lino cutting activity...
In the past week I have lino cut the Teeny Tiny Bridge you can see in the photo, a flock of birds, an angry goose, an alien, a girl climbing over a mountain range and a herd of wild boar.
Next I need to print a whole lot of cards for our local arts trail in May, because that will be here in no time at all, lickety-split...