Thursday, 30 April 2009

through the press

Thank you all for your wonderfully supportive and encouraging comments on my doodles - this one really made me laugh:

"I like the doodle of the birds with the long legs because....
I like birds with long legs"

Thank you, Discerning Admirer - just as well you do have a bird with long legs!

So, this week I did some more monoprints, and this time I used the press. I wanted to continue to explore similar images to last week, and see the difference. They're rather faint...or should I say subtle! (click on the images to make them larger...and clearer!)



I think I prefer the simpler ones from last week, not least because I like a white background, but these are growing on me. And what is it that's so appealing about washing on a line? There's a washing line a short walk up the road from me that consistently has an entire line of socks, or pink football shirts, or black pairs of shorts. Love that symmetry and repetition.

10 comments:

Spruce Hill said...

I love these! The flower is my favorite!

kristina said...

Oh dear... K x

Discerning Admirer said...

I think you are on to something with the monoprints: they look like really cool designs for ceramic tiles, just the sort of decoration need to brighten up a kitchen or laudry room.

Pipany said...

There IS something about washing lines isn't there? I particularly like them when they are full of gleaming white nappies and baby clothes (though WHY!!!). Happy Bank Holiday weekend Diana xx

dottycookie said...

Lovely flower! LOVELY!

Cottage Garden said...

Thank you for finding me via Pipany, and now I've found you! I look forward to stopping by often.
Love the washing line!
Have a great weekend.

cocoa and blankets said...

They are fab...you even making washing look lovely...I hate washing as it always leas to ironing grrrrrrrrrrr

silverpebble said...

Oh I've enjoyed peeping at your lovely little doodles no end. They've made me smile. That flower reminds me of Echinacea - lovely
xxx

Julia said...

Hello

Well done you for putting your art 'out there' as they say, Im very impressed, especially with your first monoprints - Ive had a go at this myself and I love the fact that what you're getting is a totally unique image! I cant wait to see what else you do, Id love to see your little long leggy bird print on cards, they'd be brilliant!!

Sending love and lots of creative energy to you (not that you need it though ;-)

Julia xxx

this is my patch said...

I wonder whether recent generations will grow up loving washing lines as we do. So many use whirlgigs now. I remember as a child, Mum pegging out the washing on two long lines, and then propping up with clothes props. x