i. Unfortunately this week I had an awful session at Bainbridge: despite having two heaters on full blast, the studio was freezing (it was so cold even my ink went really stiff and unusable). I managed to prepare some old zinc plates and do some drawing before retreating into a nearby café.
ii. Thursday was a lot more productive and I begin two new zinc etchings (see below). I’m enjoying the sugar lift am increasingly dissatisfied with the actual wiping/printing of my plates. This is something I continue to struggle with and need to address.
iii. Thursday also saw the opening of our group show, Common Ground, at Lumberjack Café. Unfortunately I couldn’t be there to hang the show but it looked good (if fairly straightforward) and the private view was busy - a nice thing to be a part of.