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Mono-printing magic

A quick post.  I just wanted to share this with you. Mono-printing is ridiculously fun. If you haven’t tried it, get yourself to an art store and buy yourself a sheet of vinyl, a carving tool, some ink and a roller….OR….carve a potato and get printing. Today I made this print: …and these bookmarks for …

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Screen printing in my dining room #2 or ‘Covering up the mess I make’

This will not be a long post, because I am feeling a bit uncomfortable. As I write this I am acutely aware of the mess I have made around me, and of the fact that in precisely two hours time, two hungry and extremely twitchy children will be back from school looking for things to …

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Listomania!

I wasn’t sure what to write about today, then a fellow blogger that I’ve been following told me about a website that I would be sure to like: http://www.listography.com     …check it out. Yes!! I love to make lists. Lists make me feel in control of my life, and help me through what I …

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I love to write children’s books because….

…..I’ll get to the end of that sentence in a minute (if you just can’t wait, scroll down to The Answer and give yourself a slap on the wrist). First I need to explain what I’m doing here. I have been writing and illustrating a picture book for kids. Writing and illustrating, that’s the fun …

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Screen printing in my dining room

So I just started screen printing again after a 10 year gap (I specialized in it at college). Aaaah, I had forgotten how satisfying it is to just bang out a bunch of prints in a row. Instant gratification. Screen printing really is the medium of choice for the impatient.  In the textiles department at …

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Getting in the loop with other artists…

  So I have a spot at the Ballston Arts and Crafts Market. This makes me inordinately happy. Happy like a small child with a great,big lollipop. No, a small child with a great, big, rainbow colored lollipop… with sprinkles. Why is this such a great, big deal to me? I think it is because …

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My many lives

Hindus believe in reincarnation: after death the soul is reborn in a different body, living a cycle of lives until it ultimately attains enlightenment.   The funny thing is, since adolescence, my life has been a series of living reincarnations. Yes, I know that everyone goes through changes, and life doesn’t stay the same for …

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Multipotentiality and me, and the kids

Well I have found out what I am – a multipotentialite. Yep, apparently that’s me. I stumbled across this when looking at the Puttylike website, which is a lifestyle design site for multipotentialites. “What is this ‘multipotentiality’?” I hear you say (by the way, it’s a bugger of a long word to keep retyping, so I’m going …

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