Thursday, 14 February 2013
Who says romance is dead?
Changing the subject slightly - I bought myself a pasta machine this week, not for making pasta but for making collagraph prints. I often use things for quite another purpose than the one for which they were made. I have made two printing plates and am waiting for the varnish to dry before trying them out. If I produce any worthwhile prints I will show you the results, otherwise we will both have to be patient while I try again. This all came about from a free taster by Jane Wild for Workshop on the Web which I subscribe to anyway - it's excellent value - and I thought this technique sounded interesting and within my capabilities. The machine came with three sets of rollers so if all else fails I will still have two clean ones for making pasta!
While shopping in my favourite branch of Sainsbury's (Barnwood, Gloucester) I came upon some very nice white recessed frames. They are intended for photographs but will do very well for small pieces of textile work, or even collagraph prints! They were half price too. I bought four to take postcard sized work and two larger ones.
The collared dove is still sitting on her nest behind our Sky dish so we could have baby ones in another couple of weeks. She must have enjoyed the sunshine today - I certainly did. More of the same please.