So excited to be popping up at at West Elm's stunning flagship store on Tottenham Court road on the weekend of the 3rd and 4th of March! I'll be setting myself up in a cosy nook and decking it out with all my tropical goods! I'm so grateful to West Elm for supporting me and my indie business by including me in their outreach program! See the event on their facebook page here as well as all the other exciting workshops and pop ups that they are hosting in March!
I've been back at Print club and feeding my Screen printing addiction! I just can't get enough! This time I've been Inspired by one of my favourite spots; The Barbican Conservatory! Capturing the incredible Jungle that it is! Printed in four colours including; Acid Yellow, Neon Pink, Peacock Blue and Navy. I'd love to hear what you think or if there's a subject you'd like to see me translate into a print?!!
I'm back in Print club London this month working on some new limited edition screen prints so I thought I would share the process behind one of my recent releases the 'Love is Power' Edition. This September i took part in a Crafty Fox 'Design Circus' event as part of Brixton design trail. The theme for this year was 'Love is Power' which with the current political climate, Trump, and the language of Hate constantly employed by the mainstream British media was a great message to hear. So positive and powerful and mixed with the circus theme felt like the perfect opportunity to revisit my spirit animal the tiger! >.< As well a bright pops and contrasting colours alongside a briar rose to symbolise love! Let me know what you think!
My newest screen print is inspired by a trip to this mid-century mecca and cacti paradise! I fell in love with Palm Springs when I was there and had to capture it! I created a surface pattern with lots of mid century architecture and varieties of cacti which I then selected a few elements from and created this composition. Screen printed by hand in 5 colours; pastel neon coral, mint, sky blue, teal and fine black outlines capturing the sun soaked feel!
So my new obsession is Screen printing! As a treat to myself I attended Print Club London's 'Deluxe' Workshop in January in which I produced a two layer tiger print, edition of ten, see the video below!
I have since become a Print Club member so that I can continue on using their facilities and making limited edition art prints! It is so great to break away from the computer and start mixing inks and learning something new!
So during my membership this month I've been working on a new five layer print called 'Explorer's Greenhouse' it imagines all the horticultural samples that may have been brought back by an explorer to their Victorian Hothouse as well as including some stuffed animals! See a slideshow of all 5 layers being built up below!
I've been to Print club London to refresh my screen printing memory! I made this two colour B3 version of the Sumatran Tiger Riso and I'm addicted! Hoping to make lots more prints over the course of the year!