Sunday, 25 November 2012

Polar bear in Christmas jumper card

My newest Christmas design is now available to buy from my Etsy shop:

Does it get better than a polar bear in a novelty jumper? I doubt it.

Another one to come very soon...

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Double Negative Darkroom course

Wow, only just realised how long it has been since my last blog post! Time flies when you have a house to renovate. Printmaking has taken a bit of a back seat because we have not yet got our new studio properly set up yet (more of which to come...) but I am teeming with new ideas and cannot wait to get some ink to paper and show you the results.

In a slightly different vein last weekend I went on an introductory darkroom course at Double Negative Darkroom; just up the road from my new house. I have been interested in analogue photography for a while but haven't really looked into the processes that go from taking photos onto film to getting prints back from a print lab. The whole weekend was a blast, its was loads of fun and it was really good to get an understanding of how to make prints. Seb is a wicked teacher and spending time with other enthusiasts just makes me want to take and develop more photos. There is a real satisfaction is putting your own pictures onto paper. If you have never thought about doing a darkroom course or you are looking for the right one I cannot recommend this one highly enough. Below is a selection of the photos I developed (my page positioning needs some work!):