Sunday, 19 July 2009

Where do I begin ??

Its been so long since I posted here that I almost don't know where to begin. I was very busy the 2 or 3 weeks that took me up to the end of June because I knew I was going into hospital on the 30th for an operation on my spine called a "lumbar laminectomy". Sounds more like some kind of process that would be undertaken on a thick plank of wood to go on your kitchen worktop.
Anyway I had a print the collagraph with the little figure on a horse and the leopard silhouette. I wasn't too sure how soon again I would be fit to do any printmaking so I had to get that piece resolved so that it would be ready to go into the "silver exhibition" for FDPW's touring exhibition. I already had a piece in a frame for it but I had never been that happy with it and so worked on this 'replacement' piece..

After all the weeks of work on it, in the end I had to use some hand coloring with some water soluble pastel pencils to get it looking right. BUT - I got it done and that was the main thing.


  1. Goodness, Ainesse, that looks like a hell of an operation. You don't mention it but I hope you are recovering quickly - I guess the fact that you're posting means you're getting about! I love the colour of your print - the pencils worked well. Best wishes, Sara

  2. Hi Aine,
    Welcome back to the blogosphere! Hope your surgery is a great success and your pain and movement are both much relieved. Take care and don't push it too soon. It's not worth it.


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