Time to gather up a huge pile of nesting material swans. Last year we spent a bit of time watching a swans nest near to where we live and now, months later, I have finally got round to making a lino print of it It's hanging out on Folksy too in my little shop, if you would like to visit :)
A little space boy and his alien friend - in lino at last, it's what we've been waiting for :)
Cutting tentacles out of lino is fun, I must attempt a creature with more tentacles than this....
I have been busy carving out zig-zags which is exactly my idea of fun....it has resulted in this rather shiny golden monkey puzzle tree which you can find living just here on Etsy
With copper ink rolled out for another project I had to have a little play around and these birds were very keen to be printed in copper - how could I say no?
Lots of birds feathers have a beautiful sheen to them, often almost metallic so it seems like the right ink to use...
Now I want to try all the other lino blocks I have in 'shiny' too!
Such a great time of year here, when all the birds start flying in for winter! Geese are back :) Time for the starlings to go, but they are still here, lining up on the roof top chittering and chattering...
I need to restock some of my prints and it would be great to do it this week ready for a break and a pause, but maybe the pause has started already! See you in 2017.
In the Autumn I always sell lots of local prints, great as pressies for anyone with a Bristol connection, and this year has followed that pattern...
The next best seller has been the lino print above - Three foxes at the Disco
Perfect for groovy dancers!
Well here is a little lino print I had a lot of fun doing...
Birds - tick
Pecking birds - tick
Whole flock of them - tick