Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Seven Prints

Well eight prints really but I'll come to that in a minute... The seven of us involved in the print exchange organised by Lesley have now all finished and posted our prints and I can share with you the complete set.
 
 
John's print (John doesn't have a blog) is "Anoher Place" based on the Anthony Gormley sculptures on Crosby Beach. I'm not sure how he has achieved it but I know I like it very much!

 
Anna made a beautiful delicate screen print called "Cow Parsley"

 
Fiona's striking graphic print is called "Imagine Peace". It is a lino print that Fiona has handcoloured with watercolour and ink.

 
Jane made a wonderful digital print from vintage postcards called "Eight Views of Pisa". It was the first to arrive and immediately transported me to Italy!

 
Jac's print is an etching of copper sulphate on aluminium using a mixture of traditional and mixed media resists. I don't even begin to understand what that means or how it is achieved but I love the results.

 
Lesley sent this beautiful collagraph print overlaid with a thermofax screen with the addition of a hand cut bee. I know she had one or two problems with her original idea but I think it is charming.

 
And true to her ever generous spirit Lesley made me this special extra print when I was in the midst of my bake off... which is why I have ended up with eight prints. I think it is brilliant and this one will be framed for my kitchen wall.

 
And of course finally is my own collagraph. This swap has been a joy - it was a pleasure to make and send the prints and also such a pleasure to receive them all, each one so unique and special in its own way. I think I will bind my set of seven prints together into a book so that I can keep them all together to remind me of this delightful exchange. Thank you Lesley for organising it.
 
And before I go I should mention the winner of one of my spare prints... I got my random number generator (i.e. Stewart) to pick a number, which happened to be seven and then counted down the comments to the seventh one... which happened to be Heather. Your print is on it's way Heather and I hope it feels like a suitable thank you as you have long been a follower of my blog.

15 comments:

  1. I love all these and what a great idea!

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  2. The are all brilliant, I am really taken with the cow parsley! :)
    Congrats to Heather!
    V xxx

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  3. Seven is obviously my lucky number! A lovely surprise - thankyou Gina, and what a wonderful and varied collection of prints. I can see why you are so delighted with them and making them into a book is the perfect way of keeping them safe. I love them all but the eighth one made me smile - very fitting!

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  4. A great idea and all so different - little works of art. x Jo

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  5. Wow -- what a fun swap. All of the prints are so different -- makes it all the more interesting. And I LOVE the special little print for your kitchen!

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  6. What a great idea and now you're the owner of lots of new art!xx

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  7. So many different ideas - aren't they all marvellous?

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  8. brilliant - congrats Heather!

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  9. The different techniques used tomake all the prints is fascinating and it's hard to choose a avourite. What a wonderful project and I think a book of all the prints will be a great souvenir to look back in. Many congratulations to Heather, a worthy winner.

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  10. They were all lovely I keep trying to think which is my favorite - but they all are. The extra print for your kitchen was so thoughtful.

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  11. All the prints are lovely. My favourite is the cow parsley.

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  12. I particularly like the 'Another Place' print. I live not far away near Everton Football ground but am ashamed to say I still have not been to see it :( something I must rectify soon.

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  13. Jac's house with the textures, and the sweeping curve of driveway!

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  14. They are all beautiful. It will be a gorgeous little book!

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  15. What a brilliant collection of prints, as many techniques as artists. Thanks for sharing Gina.

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