I have become very interested in printmaking after Michelle Ives( a wonderfull illustrator and friend) send me a lino cut print and an etching as a gift(along with a fab bracelet and necklace.....cool friend, huh!). I also happen to have a set of her tools that she gave to me, almost 10 years ago, when she left Cape Town for Cardiff.
First lino print
My first, self taught linocut prints(yes, yes, I can see the mistakes.....but they are the first!) .
I had so much fun researching( You Tube and the internet.....just amazing) and it made me remember how much I love learning new things (hence the 5 year Bachelor of Arts...it should read Bachelor of Absolutely everything).
And then came the distraction in the form of......................Lucien!
- The wailing for the first 3 days
- Being told you are the world's worst mother and your license should be revoked(yes, he believes I need a license........)
- The constant shadowing and effort to be included in everything you do.(The theory being I will give him TV back if he drives me nuts!)
So, he asked to learn how to sew! So I said.....sure thing!