Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Holiday snaps

I got my films back from our recent holiday to Tuscany today (amongst other things, will post some other pictures in the coming days). Pretty happy with the results. Here is a selection of my favourites.

View of a church - not sure if this is San Gimignano or Siena or Volterra. Need to start taking notes when I am taking photos.

Love birds in Sienna.

Iron wall fitting.

View over houses. Again no idea where this was taken.

The inside of Sienna cathedral. It is astonishingly beautiful.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Homemade screen

Made using an old picture frame, some gauze and a repeatedly malfunctioning staple gun. Now to get it coated and exposed.

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Printmaking on Saturday

I recently started a new job which has meant that my time for printmaking has been severly curtailed. One of the bonuses of unemployment was the opportunity it gave me to print all day every day for five weeks. With holidays, visiting family and friends, and markets it seems like today was the first day in a long time that I was able to get some printing done. So I have spent the day replenishing much of my stock for upcoming markets including having some paper ready to be bought rather than having to do it to order.

I also made a card for my sister's birthday which I reckon she will be pretty stoked with as it includes her favorite things: diamonds, lipstick and wine.

It's my partner's father's birthday tonight so we're off to Carluccio's for food and beer and sorbet. It has been raining off and on all day so I hope we don't get caught in a shower on our bikes. Here is the view from my desk a bit earlier.

Monday, 13 June 2011

Robin Rhode at the White Cube

I saw an exhibition of Robin Rhode's work at the Hayward a couple of years ago and I loved it. I found his work really original, engaging, unexpected and it didn't take itself too seriously. Much of his work is photographic sequences almost like paired down stop motion. I found out today that he has an exhibition at the White Cube in Hoxton until 9 July. I have to make sure that I make it before it finishes. I have missed too many exhibitions this year through inactivity.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Patterns in Tuscany

I've just got back from a week in Tuscany (hence the lack of posts). We ate, sat in the sun and explored some places. The churches in Siena and Pisa contained some amazing marble patterns.