As I mentioned in my pre-christmas post, I will be taking part in the inaugural Leeds Print Festival in January 2012. As well as particpating in demonstrations of linocutting and bookbinding, there is a print fair on Saturday 28th 11am – 6pm where prints of all descriptions can be purchased from a wide variety of sellers, myself included! I will be offering sets of linocut and letterpress greetings cards, linocut and screenprinted art prints, as well as a few etchings and some digital prints too. There will be handmade sketchbooks for sale also.
Over the holiday I have been busy printing and getting all my unfinished things finished and starting new ones!
I mixed a very deep green – not really visible in these images – and needed to make some adjustments to the block as I went along, like spraymounting small strips of paper onto the areas I wanted to keep clean after each inking!
There are three hands in the series and these will be for sale separately and as a set…
I also did a couple of tests from a new block…
And I’ve been bookbinding too. I haven’t done much binding recently, so have really enjoyed getting stuck back in. Cutting folding and poking little holes in them…
This how I have been spending a fair bit of my time – hunched under a vintage Anglepoise lamp, surrounded by tools, threads, papers, knives, ribbons and the occasional glass of ‘falling down water!’ Please notice the computer screen in the background – on this occasion, iTunes was playing out the new Tom Waits album, and the pot of vintage dip pens in front makes a nice silhouette!
Better get some covers sorted then!
Meanwhile, back in a very cold
garage printshop, more letterpress tomfoolery has been taking place, with a limited edition run of something special for the opening night of the festival – only 50 off, but you’ll have to be there to get hold of one!
If you can make it on either day, say come over and ‘Hi’ – don’t be shy and maybe buy a print or two if you like!