They threw my week's worth of printmaking in the bin last year. Bastards. This includes most of the pictures i took in Barcelona. As it's all I have to show for a wasted week last summer, would i sound smug if i said i thought they were 'Choice'? No? Good. I feel like watching Heathers again...
I did an etching workshop for the whole of yesterday that was just lovely. And, having taken my sketchbook with me, i recreated my beardy man on a zinc plate and spent the last hour or so printing. It was so lovely learning the whole complicated-but-not-really process of what i though was just scratching into a plate and printing and i made sure i made notes so i can amble in there on a friday and just do it myself next time. My prints are still drying in the etching room so i'll just have to content myself by scanning in the plate covered with my greasy fingerprints.
This little guy was found when i was procrastinating and i happened to pause at the perfect moment. Yes, of course, today was a poor working day. i was constantly distracted by EVERYTHING and wrote maybe 250 words for an entry from July. I tidied up my desk thinking maybe working somewhere other than my bed would result in a better yield of work. This is too difficult. Tomorrow needs to be more productive.
Screen printing got cancelled (?) on friday so fingers crossed for monday, where i may be able to muscle my way into that or etching. Now off to search for some bad tv to make me feel guilty about this really really unproductive day.
It won't let me put each up individually because the files are too big so this awful hasty assemblage will have to do for now.
Diary to do. Evaluation to do... but screen printing tomorrow!
So it's not all bad at all. I also might be helping with blue train/V&A invites and market stuffs. busy busy bee
i got to do letterpress yesterday. So so fun, i was in the room from quarter to 10 to quarter past 4 with no venturing out and hardly any sitting down. A lot of ink on paper i must say. Nothing too difficult, but it was nice doing the same repetitive motion until it felt comfortable and i fully got to grips with the furniture and amount of ink and the hand press. A friendly group of first years surrounded me with expectant faces waiting for me to give them an induction in the afternoon... although it was more likely that it was that i was covered in ink and the only one in the room than me looking like a pro. but i can pretend. Scans to come, and all day screen printing on friday. cue celebratory music:
I remember seeing this over the summer but foolishly didn't bookmark it or anything so was pleased as punch when i found it again on the imprint website. WHAT A BEAUT, i wish i could do something as good as that and I'd bloody love to work for them. It's almost a crash course in layout in itself, plus the jacket folds out to form a pasta poster. What's not to love? I can't wait to get my greedy mitts on it...
On another note, i can't wait to start doing some actual work again and posting that stuff. I'm a bit sick of just posting bits i've found. Roll on next week, even if it looks to be full of 7am starts...