Getting back on track

It has been a long while since I posted on this studio diary. This is for many reasons including the ease at which Instagram & Twitter allow you to make quick updates & post images. So if you follow on Instagram or Twitter then you will see I am still working – drawing, designing, photographing & looking for inspiration every day.

I have also been working on small drawings & design works which I have been working up into larger works. I have not been able to carve in recent months due to ongoing issues post wisdom teeth surgery which I am still struggling with including issues with my vision. I have just got some new glasses which will help with that issue – I hope! Ongoing pain & nerve issues may take a bit or lot longer.

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I have had to work in shorter bursts & in smaller & different ways

So lots of ideas, small sketchbooks, small drawings, designs, using my computer to develop larger works. This has meant a new way of thinking & working which I am quite enjoying.

I have also still been caring for family fairly closely for the past 2 years including extended periods of time away from home recently. It means I need to be fairly mobile with my artwork!

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I have plans (and a venue with lots of support) for an exhibition in September 2017 & so I am now working towards a range of work to exhibit & expand my work.

I will be away again for a few weeks but have plenty of work & ideas to take with me!

Before I go I have been attempting a little carving which I haven’t been able to do for nearly 12 months & I realise how much I love this process & carving.

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This piece is one of a set of 6 designs which are large & complex to carve in lino but I am looking forward to the challenge. Still have to figure out a plan to print them – need a much larger press than my little book press. Guess I’ll cross that issue when I get to it!

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Australian Alphabets – Fine Art Linocuts Tutorial Video

– Australian Alphabets by Lynette Weir –

The process of developing my

Australian Wildflower & Wildlife Alphabets

Weird…Wonderful…Quintessential…an Australia Day Gallery

Waratah

 

Pandanas

 

Paper Daisies

 

Country Schoolhouse

 

Gum Blossoms

 

Emu

 

Riverscape – Bellingen NSW

 

Jervis Bay NSW

 

Lake George – Canberra

 

Pelicans

 

Galahs

 

Rock Valley Post Office NSW

 

Dog on the Tickerbox – Gundagai NSW

 

Fenceposts

 

Goanna

 

Abandoned Farmhouse NSW

 

Magpie

 

Clarence River NSW

 

Rainforest Qld

 

Jervis Bay

 

Old Farmhouse Northern NSW

 

Kangaroo

 

Wombat

 

Bottlebrush

 

Stanwell Park NSW

 

Cloudscape

Taa!! Daa!!! Print Studio painted and re-organised

A few weeks ago I proudly announced my new world of order – well that was the cupboards and reference material.

I had been avoiding the print studio.

It was distinctly un-ordered and well frankly ‘un-printable’. I had shoved some additional left over and ‘don’t know what to do with this’ materials and furniture up there, shut the door and tried to forget. But every time I needed to go in there I’d fall over it!!

So the print studio…my husband has been putting up some shelving for me. I have repainted old cupboards including laminex ones with a product that allows water-based enamel paint over oil based. They are back in place and this week I plan to finish ordering most of the studio.

…All lovely crisp white and sea blue…

Now all I have to do is stop procrastinating…

…making excuses…

…getting distracted…

…playing on the computer…

AND GET BACK TO WORK!!! LOL