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Module 1 Sketchbook

Assignment 2 Screen Printing: Further sketchbook work

EI P2 Stage 1mFollowing on from my post of 1st May where I started to develop some source material for design ideas I’ve continued working with the collage I did. These orange motifs came from the negative space that resulted from repeating one of the original shapes I took from the fascia of Federation Square. Note: Refer to previous sketchbook work for details.

EI P2 Stage 1m croppedBy layering and overlapping these cutout motifs I created further interesting sharp edged negative-space motifs to develop further.

I photocopied, traced, resized, coloured and moved these shapes around. Some of this was done on Photoshop and some by hand. I now have a comprehensive library of sharp, jagged motifs, some of which sit quite well together to form a more complex design.

EI P2 Stage 1nEI P2 Stage 1pWhilst I’m only posting these photos now, the ideas have been brewing for a while and continue to evolve.

A couple of the shapes I took with me to the Prints Charming screen printing workshop and cut simple templates from paper which were discarded at the end of the day. I also used them to cut away Vilene and print with the Drimarine K dyes.

These couple of pages of work may not look a lot but I’ve got countless paper motifs, in every size, that I’m constantly playing with – overlapping them, arranging them in numerous configurations, spacing them evenly/unevenly, turning them, combining them, discarding them, etc.. However, to photograph every minute of my experimentation may be a little over the top. Continue reading

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Improving my photography

I’ve never been great at photography and now that I need to do so much it seems like the time to improve.  My quest started several weeks ago during my visit to Cockatoo Island.  I’m finding that my new interest … Continue reading

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Orphism

A few days ago a new word floated past my ears, Orphism.  The internet has some wonderful images of this style of art and there is a lot of information on Wikipedia detailing this Movement which was an important stepping … Continue reading

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Sketchbook improvement !!!!

A few short weeks ago I joined a drawing class.  I am very aware that my skills are limited and this is an area where I need to concentrate on improvement. In anticipation (and trepidation) of the first class I … Continue reading

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Project 7 – Theme Book

Sugar Addiction For my theme I have chosen to look at sugar and the love we have of it, in fact the craving we have for it and the increasing amount we consume.  I will be exploring several angles and … Continue reading

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More Gelli Plate Printing

Yesterday I was determined to drag my husband away from his work.  Having our own business is wonderful but the lines between work and home can blur a little and handling some of the admin side of his job spills … Continue reading

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Sports Round-up

I’m just coming down to earth after a brilliant 2 weeks sporting extravaganza in our house. Firstly there was the French tennis grand-slam.  Two weeks of stamina, strength, fierce determination and then heartbreak for those who lost in each round. … Continue reading

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