After several attempts at ‘Half a Yard of Memories IV’ I decided that I was trying too hard, I was fiddling and rearranging the design I had worked from samples of C18th whitework embroidery and although I had started to construct a plate I wasn’t happy so I just let it go. There has to be joy, especially at this time.
I wasn’t idle though I painted and printed end papers for the three editions of ‘Half Yards’ and completed the books. They have given me pleasure and I’m content that they have worked out as I had imagined in my minds eye at the beginning.
Where to now?
I have been cutting and folding paper and one format stayed with me, it would require a different shaped collagraph plate from my usual long oblong, so that was good, it was more adventurous than previous plates in having more details ‘hanging’ over the edges, which was also good. The design came quickly, with only minor alterations so there was a contentment that I didn’t feel with my fourth attempt at another ‘Half Yard’.
So off I go,