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New Year’s Resolutions 2015

I have been VERY quiet on social media recently!  I went away to Wales for a very relaxing Christmas week.  We stayed in a remote cottage which had no mobile phone signal.  I find it comforting to be “out of reach” occasionally – it gives me a chance to recharge my creative batteries.  We did some lovely walks in the Forest of Dean with Mabel the dog!  Now I am fully recharged, and have got off to a productive start in 2015; I am aiming to spend two days on the press per week in January, just producing as many prints as I can.  I hope to sell at some craft fairs in the summer months, so I have reduced the size of my monoprint plates to 22 x 17 cm.  Smaller prints are more affordable at craft fairs, and easier to display. I have decided to pull out of the “interrogating materials” project run by Dorset Visual Arts.  I think it’s a great idea to get together with other artists to collaborate, but faced with a room full of people at the first meeting in November, I realised that I prefer to network on a smaller scale – one artist at a time.  Last week I got together with Donna Enticknap (www.donnaenticknap.com) who does amazing detailed pictures.  She paints with tea – so unusual.  A very talented artist!  We have a few things in common: a love of trees and forests, an interest in the Orient, and we are both experimenting with printing using cut-outs and stencils. We hope to collaborate soon and share techniques.

In the meantime, I have kept to my resolution so far this year.  These photos show the results of this week’s efforts.  I will photograph and upload them to my new 2015 Gallery on my website next week:  http://www.genevievelaversprintmaker.co.uk

Two walks a day! (monoprint)DSC_0983

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