I have been making some new collagraph blocks/plates this week. They are only 10 x 4 cm in size, so they will be affordable if I take them along to sell at craft fairs. Even though they are small, I forget how fiddly they are to make and therefore much more time-consuming! These faces belong to my “gossip” series. The idea for these faces started out as a rough doodle, while I was feeling a bit uninspired a while ago. I was wandering about the house, feeling restless, needing something to kick start me. I drew the silhouette of the 2 wine glasses sitting on my kitchen windowsill, then I absent-mindedly added a nose and some lips – just playing about really, but it was fun – and my first “gossip” print was born. This week, I am adding 6 more to my initial collection. I hope to finish the plates by the end of tomorrow and apply the shellac varnish, so hopefully I can see how they print up next week!