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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

New Website, What Do You See?!

I have made a new website for my printmaking. I didn't think I was clever enough to be able to make one, but I have, so there you go! I'd love to know if it works on everyone's computers, I find my old website still pops up every so often. I'd appreciate it very much if you could tell me if you see birds or horses! I'm hoping birds.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Four Australian Water Birds

I have made a new etching. I wanted to make a four bird etching with the theme of waterbirds. I already had plates for the Wood Duck and the Black Swan, but I needed two more. So I decided to make a Pelican and an Egret. I had drawings I had already made of pelicans from a trip to Merimbula, New South Wales, last year and the egret I was able to draw from bird books. Although I hate to do this (draw from a book or photo) I didn't have enough time to go egret hunting. But if anyone knows where a handsome egret lives I'd love to call by and ask his permission to make a quick portrait!

Monday, April 21, 2008

New Cards

I've been print goccoing again, I had a massive day of making last week and made these new cards.

They seemed quite popular at Rose Street Artists' Market so I've also added them to my listings on Etsy, Dewanda and Madeit.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Calico Jazz

Last night I was in Northcote watching a jazz band called Twelve Tone Diamonds, my fingers got itchy so I had to draw them. Unfortunately I was unprepared, I had no paper. But I did have the metre of calico I had bought earlier in Cleggs. It was a fine substitute.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Loose Goats

I've pretty much finished editioning all my current etchings and I'm wondering what to do next. I thought maybe goats, or maybe more birds with perhaps architectural aspects included or maybe birds on telegraph wires?

My goat drawings are very loose sketches, will they work as etchings I wonder?. Well I need to experiment and in the mean time keep drawing.

Here are some more goats I drew today, again down by the Collingwood Childrens' Farm.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

An Absolute Delight

Look at this, I found a link to it on etsy, it is an animation called 'my first crush' it is gorgeous! Then I looked further into internet mazes and links and came to the artist's blog. It's all so delightful that I feel very colourless and faded coming back to my blog. But I suppose you always think your own life is duller than everyone elses, even when the everyone elses thinks your life must be so much more exciting than theirs. The grass is always greener eh!


Here are a few photos of my exhibition opening which was yesterday and I'm proud to say I only drank one glass of wine!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

I'm a little husky!

No, not the dog. My voice. It's on its way out. Well, I don't need it for on here so I'm alright!

I've been busy sewing at Thread Den making new brooches. (I don't have a sewing machine at home yet.) Here are a few, I've listed this lot on Dawanda.

I've also had some of my screen printed birds made into button brooches, I'm pleased with the result. As soon as my new gocco supplies arrive I will make more in other colours.

I'm also very very happy to say that the Australian Print Workshop, where I do all my etching, has given me a scholarship for this year! This means I am free to use the facilities and I will have an exhibition at the end of the year along with the other two scholarship printmakers. I'm very excited and I have new ideas running through my head for new projects and things to try. Keep watching!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Bird Song Exhibition

I am included in an exhibition at the Australian Print Workshop this month. It is entitled 'Bird Song' and is about native Australian birds. There are four artists involved Kate Hudson, who 'specialises in reduction linocut prints.' Jennifer Rogers who 'employs the considered and precise method of wood engraving to create her detailed interpretations of the natural world.' Leslie Van Der Sluys who makes 'linocuts of floral and faunal subjects," and of course me, Bridget Farmer, I make acid etchings of Australian birds.

It opens on 5th April and goes until 10th May 2008. Australian Print Workshop is located at 210 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne. Do come along and do a spot of bird watching!