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Wednesday, 1 January 2014

A Lucky White Hart for 2014

Here’s to a New Creative Year of prints, drawings, paintings, books, 3D and more..

Four particularly lovely things to look forward to:
  • This month I start contributing to Beautiful Beasts, an art blog shared with my friend Sue.

  • I will be developing ideas for the Dragon Puppet.

  • More printmaking will be happening over at PrintDaily

  • And I am getting ideas, research and sketches together for an Indian inspired piece.

Four particularly lovely things from the past few days:

  • Seeing the truly inspiring Shunga Exhibition at the British Museum (which is, without a doubt, my favourite place). Sex and superb printmaking is a heady mix.

  • Dining delightfully on delicious Dim Sum in Chinatown.

  • Watching Small Town Murder Songs with the extraordinarily sublime soundtrack from Bruce Peninsula.

  • Watching Lucinda Williams performing Joy from quite a few years ago..sheer Joy.

And as it’s a time for resolutions I have a few art related ones; to get back to sketching, to get out to more different locations to sketch, to get the oils out and, finally, this year, to get a long overdue website up. I did make a start today.

It is going to be a busy year..

 

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White Hart: reduction lino print with gilded leaves.  see printdaily

A sighting of a White Hart was considered a good omen by some.
Let it be so!

A Happy New Year to All!

2 comments:

Diana Studer said...

your blog looks different? New clothes for the new year?

sharp green pencil said...

You are so right Diana. It is even more different now. Needed a refresh to be a bit more like me!Its been the same for 6 years.. quite unbelievable!