So this is my last post for the 2018 “progress-tracking” blog (I know it is already 2019).
I am still trying to re-connect with painting – there is something of my 15-year old self in the new work, which is either a step backwards or forwards depending how you look at it. Somehow, being ill makes you slough off a load of stuff that gets in the way – I’ve become much more myself, whatever that means – allowing influences and thoughts to flow without worrying so much about what it is all about.
So here we go, a rather odd watercolour painting with layers put on and wiped away. Am going to do more of this with more erased layers.
Piggies on upcycled envelopes with origami paper
So Chinese New Year is coming up on 5 Feb and I’ve decided to be more efficient in my card making. The collages take so much time and cards probably only sell for so much, a bit like ceramic mugs (back in my ceramics days and doing a few markets…).
So I’ve gone for Lino cuts – great fun, hence the title of this post and actually quite attractive and seemingly in demand.
My video, It was already too late, has been selected for this:
Well, so I am doing more painting in the hope that I can only get better at it. This is work in progress ….
I’m trying out new materials including aquabord for the Japanese watercolours, which I love using. Frida Kahlo apparently painted flowers to keep them alive – these tulips were definitely on their way out so maybe I’ve rescued them.