Hi there super-folk!
The heatwave is over in Adelaide (for now), but many in Victoria many are suffering still. There are massive bushfires with much death and much destruction. I have little to complain about with a few crispy sunburnt plants in my garden being the worst of it. I was thinking I would book in to give blood, and maybe go to a fundraising dance tomorrow night.
My original intention for this blog, ie. art in progress, will be manifesting today. Hooray! I didn’t realise that it would be something I was able to attend to so intermittantly. However during my lack of mentioning it I have in fact managed to design and carve 3 lino prints which await the printing press and the excitement of their first print. I hope you have been fed well enough with my web links, green activities, stilt-walking efforts and other musings in between seasons!
I have lino block (or “matrix”) to show you:
The top of the lino is isn’t really cut off, it’s just that the lino is too big for the scanner glass, and the scanner stopped talking to the computer before I could do the top edge and photoshop them together. You get the jist though, right? She is is flying, flowy and swirly. I like the little curlicues at the ends of her hair.
Keeping my eye on my (crazy busy) timetable for an opportunity to borrow a friend’s press (the success rate of the prints is SO much higher) and print some off.
Part of the reason I am crazy busy is that I am going to be doing a little bit of circus in the Adelaide Fringe Festival, and this requires extra training sessions. This seems to clash with everything! I am not going to also try to master stilt-walking by then. I am going to progress at my own (slow) rate, and maybe join in with it next year. And try to be gentle on myself for not “getting it” faster. Lucky me it’s not an essential skill for existance!!