Saturday, June 25, 2011

Local Gallery

This morning Di and I made our usual trek to Gargett Gallery to see an exhibition on display from three Rockhampton women. Both of us were very impressed with the works of assemblage, paintings, prints , photography and mixed media.I know I came away revitalised and reinspired.

As always we received a warm welcome from Lesley, gallery owner and painter  and enjoyed coffee and a chat. As it was getting very close to lunch by the time we viewed the exhibition and the local Coffee Devine "cafe" which had been recommended was a must  to try so off we went. Very nice food, great coffee and atmosphere and all in an old timber church.  A lovely morning stretching into lunch it was a shame to return to town!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

The end is getting nearer and nearer.

So here I am another step closer to posting day and not without it's little testing  of my abilities, Paper Wrestling is the correct situation at present. Due to my own errors I have made it a bit difficult for myself but then what is art without a little punishment along the way to make us appreciate it all later and to gives us that glow of satisfaction!! Just as well I have been keeping a journal along the way so I might avoid the same pitfalls next time. Notice the word "succumb"? well that is what I must do so I can forge ahead onto the next project and the one after that.......

Stay tuned , goodnight for now.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

So here I am at another phase of Paper Wrestling.I had wanted to keep this in one long piece but proved too much to handle  and especially as it isn't my press and I didn't want the bed landing on the floor where it shouldn't be!! a qiuck smart decision had to be made so out came the stanley knife and hey presto! I now have two plates to print.Twice the work but proved to be quicker and simpler in the end. Here is the result of the one trial print which meant I couldn't run to through to the end of the paper so therefore not printed.
Anyhow  I developed a lovely working pace and it went smoothly and finished late afternoon.

Time now to turn my hand to other projects waiting in the studio wings and it's a long weekend , meaning no grandchild sitting Monday , which I do miss the little chap but will put the day to good use in a productive way.

Back soon.