There have been so many distractions over the last few days that I’m almost amazed that i have achieved anything.
My new plate worked and that was pleasing. I had printed trial samples of various colour percentages with my new silver ink and ended up with silver plus a little Winter Grey ( such an appropriate title at the minute!), just to take the edge off the shine. My new working of the woven silk piece that was the source of inspiration, see last blog, seemed to fulfil the spirit of the cloth and also what I had in my minds eye. So far so good, a few more prints to go in the sequence of alterations.
I have covered my 2021 notebook and, as in past years I have used an old piece of work. I was struck that the 2020 notebook isn’t as fat as previous years and I put this down to not having visited exhibitions, not exhibited and there were no holidays. One must look forward!
The cover incorporates a piece of Mogul silk embroidery to cotton dating from c1800, there are signs of wear on it, but they are part of its journey.
And finally, my books.
There were lots of pictures in some and I will admit to only reading properly the era or subject matter that interested me!
May you all have a peaceful and contented new year and thank you for reading my ramblings.