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Welcome to my blog!

Thanks to my eldest daughter I am officially a blogger; she recently started a great blog about her low FODMAP diet she is following to combat IBS.  As a university student on a tight budget this has been a challenge!

(read about it on: http://www.textbooksandtapioca.wordpress.com)

Anyway, to follow her blog I had to set up my own blog – I have only just recently started using a smart phone and Facebook! I spent most of the summer building my own website (using a template on Moonfruit), so I have really been dragged into the 21st Century at lightning speed!  As I write this first post, my daughter is sitting next to me on the sofa with her laptop.  She is posting about the delicious soup she made for lunch, and the chocolate brownies she baked using sweet potato.  It feels quite convivial, blogging together! Anyway, I need her to sit next to me at the moment because I am a virgin blogger and haven’t a clue what I am doing!

Using the roller for monoprinting.
Using the roller for monoprinting.
My intaglio printing press, ready for action!
My intaglio printing press, ready for action!

Don’t expect too much in the way of printmaking content until I have repainted the wall in the “studio” (dining room!) – currently it’s bright red, but it is too dark and I need a colour that reflects more light.  I have been focusing on doing my printmaking workshops since August, but I have no more bookings for this year (people need to save their money to buy stuff for Christmas, I expect) so I can now start to think about my own printmaking projects:  I have written a short story and want to do some small prints to illustrate it.  I also have a list of animals I want to have a go at:  parrots, owls, crocodiles …….

I recently did a walk on Holt Heath, near my home in Wimborne.  I took a photo of a beautiful white cow grazing on the heather.  I need to check what breed it is. I want to see if I can produce a collagraph of this cow with only 3 materials:  PVA glue, carborundum grit, Polyfilla.

So many ideas!  Not sure what comes first and when, but as soon as the decorating is finished I am going to get started.  2015 will be a year of creativity for me I hope.

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