14. Sep, 2019

Old Rejected Prints

I was reading Linda Germain's screen printing post where she says to look back over old rejected prints and how you might be able to utilise them in more current work. If you believe in Serendipity then you would be interested to know I have been tidying up. I am not a particularly tidy person but eventually the piles of "stuff" get to me and I have to clear the decks and start again. So in my clearing I came across this old, early monoprint. I have used acrylic paint by the feel of it as it as the hand is relatively stiff but with the collage work I have been doing of late I think the glorious colours and patterns in this might have some use. So it went into the keep rather than the totally reject aka throw out pile. I am fortunate that my husband is also a creative so he doesn't complain too much about my level of activity and storage. I have completed the sewing room and now will work on the wet studio and then I will be ready to begin anew. With Spring around the corner it will be a rebirth in more than one way. Of course the garden is also calling to me and I am a bit muscle sore having spent most of Thursday bent over resurrecting a couple of gardens where the weeds had taken over. but it is so nice to drive in now and see those gardens tidy and responding to the fertiliser I applied.