The Christmas Cactus came out on Christmas Day, so that was a good harbinger.
I spent a lovely xmas and New Year with family and friends.
And I'm still in the place of 'resting'.
Of letting things settle; of feeding my creative soul before I start the next artwork.
I am hoping to continue with my ideas of making collagraphy 'plates', and printing them in the mangle I was given in the summer. I've done one experimental print; below.
For speed I used acrylic paint, rather than printing inks. I just wanted a quick result, to see how the mangle would work.
I think it's worked quite well; and there's a lot of potential. My friend Berenice and I went to Spurn Point on the coast, earlier in the year (2014) and collected bags of found treasures! I hope to use these to make collography plates; and experiment with prints made from them.
In the meantime, the stitching won't end. There'll just be a different direction. I'm looking forward to it. It feels like the recent past is wrapped up and boxed away. But things are different. My life is moving in another direction. So this is a good time to post this print.
And wish you all the best for 2015. X