Sunday, 17 August 2008

I am back after the onslaught of the deadly virus!!

I put a print through my etching press this evening and that is the proof to me that I am OK and back in action -- this time last week it was a very different picture. I was just utterly miserable with feverishness and a dull continuous ache in my lower abdomen.

It was hard to do anything at all. I was weakened by the blasted bug and it was dominating me. It really was not a case of snapping out of it or mind over matter.
I had had something like this whilst on my Masters course in Barcelona. That was called gasto enteristus which I guess just means stomach flu. Although back then I don't think I had the feverishness although I had diahorea and the stomach pain. I had to eat bananas hard boiled eggs and rice for the whole 2 weeks. Can you imagine the dullness of that. At least this time I was able to eat normally although I was definitely somewhat off my food these past 2 weeks. A lot more picky and not feeling I could face this or that kinds of foods.

I should add that the image included in this post is from a google search I did (on Nostradamus ) to put together an announcement for artistsbooks ning dot com website.
Here is a link to where I found the image as it would take too long to explain its origin.

Friday, 8 August 2008

6 Sides 2 Every Story

Here is a project that I have become recently involved in. I fairly recently requested a wooden cube from Candace Nicol, project initiator, based in Nevada, USA and am now co ordinating some of my fellow printmakers at FDPW to carve onto the remaining five sides.

Wish me luck, as it's a pretty small cube !! which is quite challenging in more ways than one.

Fife and Dunfermline Printmakers participating are Maria Ginnerup, Sheila Carnduff
Lindsay Perth, Alison Leeper, Catherine King, formerly mentioned here on my blog re her large collagraphs shown in FDPW's 25th Silver anniversary exhibition at the Kirkaldy museum, about this time last year.