Author Archives: Claire B

About Claire B

I'm a passionate printmaker, paper-maker and a poor sketcher (which I'm working to improve). I've stitched from early childhood and am a perpetual student, loving learning and participating in everything creative.

2018 12 19 Image of the week

Hearst Castle, California Roman Pool, 2015, photography Claire B The most spectacular tiled extravaganza I’ve seen in my life. Hard to photograph as the light streams through the leaded glass windows at one end obscuring the statues. And a bonus … Continue reading

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Design Play: Exercise 9 – Line studies

I’m jumping around with the exercises in the book and missing some out as I’ve done similar things multiple times in the past. The goal: To explore the power of a line and the nature of a line versus a … Continue reading

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2018 12 10 Image of the week

The Art Gallery of NSW is hosting an exhibition of works from the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. This postcard depicts The Bay of Naples by Albert Marquet (France 1875-1947) painted in 1909, oil on canvas, size 62 x … Continue reading

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Design Play: Exercise 3 – Creating a design

The goal: Take line drawings and create a workable design to print. After my initial drawings of irises and grevillea (very loosely translated) a couple of weeks ago I spent a few minutes messing around with floral bouquets and was … Continue reading

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2018 12 03: Image of the week

I’ve created a new blog category where each week I’ll be recording my favourite image from the last 7 days. Flow magazine, issue 26, Page 32. Illustrator: Libby VanderPloeg See more of her work here. I particularly enjoy her depictions … Continue reading

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Japan and paper

Having recently returned from 2 1/2 weeks in Japan and unpacked my purchases I have time to reflect on what I brought home. Having said our farewells to everyone on our tour, my husband and I stayed a night in … Continue reading

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Exhibition Review – un:Seen

I recently visited the un:Seen exhibition with a friend and we came away with very different views on what we had seen.  It got me thinking about what I expect from exhibitions and what I take away from them.  Obviously … Continue reading

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