Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Doing lots of little things

Here I am, still nudging and cajoling a whole bunch of things along, feeling a bit like my own personal television station, so bear with me as I follow along that analogy.

Here's what I've been up to:

Over on Channel Teaching I am getting samples and books and stitching ready for teaching. Also finding works that could be for sale at the marketplace and also finding, and packing work to donate as a fundraiser.


Maybe for sale?

On Channel Commissions I am working out words, layouts and calligraphy; as well as cutting paper and proofing posters for a letterpress commission.

Proofing upper case versus lower case.

Back on Channel Exhibitions you can find me researching loads, playing with different folds, writing words in preparation for printing and testing out new papers. Later in the week, you'll find me planning three more books, wondering how overlocking pages together goes and a whole bunch of weird experiments. As well as preparing for a massive aluminium etching day.

Previous aluminium etching

Pondering cloud books again

Click the remote and head to Channel Projects and I am setting type for a wee book; testing out the solar plates; pondering colours of ink to use on the warm paper; and making more cards for deckled edge press.

Flick to Channel Writing and there I am researching and exploring, making connections and creating a structure and an outline for an article.

Turning to Channel Promotion and I have updated my blog and website with details of exhibitions this year and created and sent two newsletters.

So no one big thing is getting done, but lots of small steps are being taken.

For anyone who knows me, they know my head is so disorganised that I love, and need, to have structure and order in my work.  So I have a folder for every major task/commission/commitment where I update the front cover to-do list regularly.

For whatever reason, it gives me comfort to be be able to grab a folder and find all the details I need about something.

Here's the current bunch of folders.

And for those who may have missed our most recent newsletter, (Barry Smith and Fiona Dempster Art News) you can click here to read it; or subscribe over on the right hand panel.

I'd also like to let you know that as part of our joint initiative deckled edge press, I have produced a series of what I am calling 'grief cards' - for reaching out to people who are grieving.  If you'd like to purchase some, you can find them here, and I am so pleased that they have been well received!

If you'd like to see our latest deckled edge press newsletter you can find it here. You can also subscribe at the contact page of deckled edge press website - here. 

Time for a cup of tea and a lie down! Go well.


  1. Replies
    1. Yes Mo - high risk strategy at times, but when one must...one does! Go well.

  2. Yikes. You are really busy. I admire your organizational skills.

    1. Hi Dana, I was surprised how quickly things got complicated this year! Still, it is good to be busy, but part of my brain does spend a bit of time in quiet panic mode...hence the need for extra organisation I think! Go well.

  3. wow, you've been very busy !!! Nice !

    1. Thanks Annick - sometimes it all seems to come at once! But it is good to be busy for sure. Go well,


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