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‘In Our Hands’ – A Visual Ode to the Leadbeater’s Possum, in a Linocut

In the seventies, I was writing letters and poems, protesting and pleading against the clear-felling and wood-chipping of native forests in Gippsland, where the Leadbeater’s Possum lived in the hollows of dead or living trees.  Since the mid eighties there … Continue reading

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Always a Story to a Print

In answer to a recent call for printmakers to submit small black and white works on the theme of ‘Gender Equality’, and what it meant for each of us, I stewed about a subject. Despite feminism and changing attitudes, inequality … Continue reading

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All in Hand – Reduction Linocut

As a sole parent for so many years, when the kids were growing up and money was scarce, necessity often inspired lateral thinking.  It has stuck with me.  Walking through Mitre10 last week, I paused at the ‘chuck out’ table … Continue reading

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The Collagraph Puzzle

I’m often told persistence pays off, and I can be extremely persistent, but in this case, I give up.  The aim was to print an edition of ten little collagraph prints, but after two printing sessions, I’ve ended up with … Continue reading

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Compulsive Collagraph

Compulsive, the dictionary tells me, equals irresistible, compelling, enthralling, mesmeric. It describes my current studio time perfectly.  For me, curiosity plays a large part in the compulsion to pull prints.  Although each print evolves from the same plate or block there … Continue reading

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A Long Blog Drought

It’s a shock to realise it’s almost a year since the last posting, here.  There’s nothing quite like a troubling and failing relationship and months of feeling my age, in the form of various physical inconveniences, to put a gag on the … Continue reading

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A Different Take on White-Line Printing

A recent print exchange with the on-line group of international printmakers, Baren Forum, was a technique exchange.  This one was to be our interpretation of a white line print.  Normally, the method is to cut a white line around all … Continue reading

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