Friday’s snapshot from my library …
This week I have been on annual leave; so called because it is not holiday. I am old school, thinking, that there is work and there is holiday. We go to work to earn enough money and we go on holiday to have a rest and recharge our batteries! What is annual leave? A time to catch up on those things left undone since the last ‘annual leave’
So this week I have split my time religiously between household chores (the left undone) and spent a good amount of time on my art work. A good plan that almost succeeded; the house is cleaner, less cluttered and sparkles.
The art not so! I have been working on a project and this recent lino cut is doomed to fail. It is a reduction print that might have worked if I had not cut the background too early and then to late to put it back; thus not being a reduction print more suicidal (This is another name for reduction print; I felt was rather too strong until now!)
I will carry on to finish it but I have rather lost the enthusiasm …
So as a small distraction I look to the work of Edward Bawden the master printmaker … who never failed to impress! He knew about backgrounds!
Image from Life in a village : sixteen lithographs by Edward Bawden penguin Books 1949