Book Making, Printing

It’s Quiet! – 13th September 2021

During the past couple of weeks I have only managed to dip into the studio a few times.

There has been a lot of time spent gardening, autumn seems to be pressing against us here in the north of England and so I am reminded that there are plenty of outside jobs to be done.

 I have, however picked up where I left off before Art in the Pen, see here, and worked up a plate, which took  several sessions to do all the detailed cutting.

I printed a straightforward one, see above, 

then, one with a silver print behind it, just to see what would happen

and one in several pieces where the pages would be bound  together when the book is constructed, see the above link.

I liked the tissue paper upon which I placed the inked up plate and did my first rubbing, it was sort of there, but not there. I have left these to dry and we’ll see what I will do with them, if anything!

Somehow there seems a lull, a bit of a limbo with my art work at the minute and these small books seem to fit in well. There are thoughts in the back of my mind concerning another body of work and working out possibilities happily occupies my idle moments.

My reading pile, I’m coming to the end of the books, the top shelf being mostly catalogues, they are the story of what I have done and who I have seen.