"Self" unique inkjet chine colle and woodcut/offset 2008
"What can you do with a drunken sailor , what can you do with a drunken sailor, what can you do with a drunken sailor, early in the morning !!" I don't know where there are any keyboard digits for musical notes but this must be surely how I appeared to C. as I crashed into the wall of our sitting room, as I caught my crutch on the chair and went crashing to the floor earlier on this evening.
Boy did it hurt. Fortunately there were no broken bones and as I said to C. - "Its OK, I'm alright"
However as the hours passed by, I realize well I am pretty sure that I an quite bruised and the pain in my back which was already pretty severe, got a lot worse. Took some more tablets but can't say that they make that much difference. But I thought I had better take some anyway.
Oh Yee Gawds, what ever shall yee fling my way next ??!!
Anyway ....that's the trouble when you have a weak leg and a crutch you are sometimes inclined to trip or almost trip or fall. I fell over the other day in the post office right in the door. Talk about a grand entrance. That one didn't hurt much at all. The people in the post office were so kind I was astounded the way everyone there came immediately over to help and make sure I was alright - a couple of blokes helped me up off the floor. I was pretty shook up though.
Well another day gone and nothing much achieved on the art front. I did buy some acrylic rubber stamp mounts, on Ebay though which was good. I was particularly pleased with them as they are larger than the wooden rubber stamp mounts that I bought a few weeks ago.
Well I have always wanted to get more into making and using rubber stamps in my work anyway. As with the singular etched plates, that I made to use in my installation for Sweden -- I like that I can have the possibility to just place an image here or there on an artwork almost like in "collage mode". I really do like to "build" an image as I go. Part of it, I think, is that I like to elucidate associations and form a narrative of sorts although it's nothing "literal".
I mean I have done the other approach where you "plan out" your image and then e.g. make two plates or use a digital background and then superimpose an etching on top.
The other way I have gone about making artwork is to create a mono-print background and then combine one element with another
Images included in this Post
I ought to mention that these are the prints which I sent to the 1st Yunnan International Print Exhibition in China. The show will be held at the Yunnan Museum in Kunming, the capital city of Yunnan province, during the first 2 weeks of September. They sent an email inviting me so I decided to do it. There will be a catalog and prizes, there were no 'entry fees' involved. If only I was selected that would be great - might even fly over (ha ha!!)
As always - if you click on an image you get a larger version with details of the technique/title etc and of course a closer look!!