Print Day in May

Capricornia Printmakers recently participated in Print Day in May. Our theme was ‘Abstraction of Self’, and you can see my lino print above, a rather serious photo taken via my laptop and converted into a block. Here is the finished piece:

January 5, 2022

More butterflies. I wasn’t happy with the boxy embroidery from the 2 January sample, so I tried some ‘loop de loop’ pattern instead. Incorporating the 3D organza butterfly as well as popping up one wing on the paper butterfly today.Definitely more craft than art, I think. Does it matter? It has made me think about … More January 5, 2022

January 2, 2022

More butterfly lino cuts, one on silk organza. Collage, hand dyed silk, and recycled sari silk, watercolour paper, hand stitch. Wish I hadn’t printed all the butterflies smack-bang in the middle of the paper; makes composition tricky … but that is what this challenge is all about. Learning, practice, flexing my creative muscles. “To practice … More January 2, 2022

January 1, 2022

I cut a lino block yesterday, as I needed to make some birthday cards for January. I had 2022 very much on my mind, and decided butterflies were a perfect metaphor for the new year: that we all come out of our cocoons soon, a new start, new life. So the lino prints became my … More January 1, 2022