The last Bank Holiday in May saw me heading to Fife and South Queensferry again for another wee workshop at the Harbour Lane Studio. This time it was Lino Printing. Last year for my birthday mum and dad gave me a lino printing kit, which sat in its box, all pristine and clean, until shortly before Christmas when I decided that I would lino print my Christmas cards. However, although I produced a creditable design/card, I wasn't entirely happy with it and really needed a bit of guidence.
In the Harbour Lane gallery you are surrounded by inspiration, boats, fish, prints, jewellery, lampshades and pictures abound. Almost too much when you have to think of one image. I had thought that I wanted to carve an artichoke image, however after drawing one out I realised that for a 3hour class it was going to be too complicated to carve out in the time. So it was a quick sketch of what I later described as essence of heron!
Getting inky and printy
With a little extra time to spare I very quickly sketched and carved out this rather lopsided wonky headed puffin!
Inspite of my heron being at bit bosomy, and my puffin being a little wonky, I had a great afternoon doing this workshop and can really recommend it. I picked up lots of hints and tips and my creative m ind went 'wheeeeeee' with excitement and into overdrive at the possibilities, so I am really looking forward to getting into my studio to do a bit more soon.