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On Saturday …

August 15, 2015

Today is the final day of a three day printing workshop; it has been a joy! There was no reason why it should have been otherwise; it was a local venue and the teacher was a dear friend, nonetheless I was fearful as the course began. Fortunately, It was not long before I was able to look at new printmaking skills, playfully.  I was among kindred souls who also had doubts  about printmaking and the ways it could be learned and ‘made’ in three days!  I, not wishing to put myself under the pressure took some lino cuts I had made while in Brazil and in a position to layer and line as the course indicated; following some step-by-step instructions of multi-coloured inking, collage and monoprints. I am pleased with the results so far, although they will not be gracing any walls. Having spent much longer experimenting with different tools and methods with an expert I am now a position to try them at home where I can take my time and use my oil based inks, glues etc.  So onward …

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