Sunday, October 5, 2014

A theme is emerging...

Maleny Printmakers are holding their second Collectables exhibition in November (7, 8 & 9).

Each printmaker works on high quality paper measuring 13.5cm (h) x 11.5cm (w) which means each print can fit in a CD case. Last year we had 120 prints on show and it was a stunning exhibition.

I expect there will be around the same number this year and I have been getting my prints ready - making 10 prints into editions of 10 means we each prepare around 100 prints for sale, which is a lot of work.

I wasn't sure what I would do this year or what it might all look like; but a theme has definitely emerged.

Whilst I also have poppies and alphabets and embossed asemic writing, the main theme coming through for me is birds and feathers and nests. I clearly haven't quite got it out of my system yet!

Here's a preview of some of the prints that I hope to show:

A series of blue feathers...




A rusty bird that may not make the cut...


Despite their difficult beginnings, the willy wagtail prints are looking OK for now



A lovely sepia-toned feather print


And of course the feather and the nest on that lovely goyu paper.



 It feels good to be on track with my printmaking and not necessarily rushing at the last minute. There is still plenty of work to do - selecting prints, signing, numbering, naming and packaging, but that seems like the sir tot work you can do in the veining or in short bursts, without needing to really set aside a serious stretch of tim win the studio.

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  1. The feathers are so lovely!
    Sandy in the UK

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    1. Thanks Sandy - feathers are pretty gorgeous things aren't they? Go well.

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    1. Ah indeed - I am most fond of that wee nest!

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  3. I love feathers. Wonderful prints, love the nest, too.

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    1. Feathers and nests speak to many of us don't they Valerianna? There is something so very deep in our connection with them some how. Go well.

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    1. Thanks Sharmon - the group of prints is getting there...

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  5. I have been away from your lovely blog for a long time - too long - so it is great to have time to return. How beautifully delicate these prints are - those feathers are light as air!

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    1. Lovely to see you back Charlton! The feathers are so very delicate as you say - almost lifting off the page!

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  6. These are beautiful, printmaking is such a wonderful, slow and rewarding process. I did a short course in it at the Australian Print Workshop in 2006 - loved it.

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    1. The magic of printmaking is a bit addictive Louise and I do love it so - you must have had a wonderful time at APW - so very special!

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  7. Indeed, the feathers are beautiful, especially in that delicious inky blue black..... but the nest.... my reaction is the same as Velma's. Gorgeous.

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    1. Thanks Lesley - I do love that nest too! Go well.

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