Fifty

i. I spent the afternoon at Bainbridge Print Studios creating monotypes (two versions of the same image). I like bits of both and may well collage them together when dry (I think you can be a bit more playful with a monotype - the conventions and fussiness of traditional printmaking don’t apply in the same way). Following last week’s tutorial I visited Intaglio Printmakers beforehand to buy some black Charbonnel 55985 ink and some white Somerset Satin paper - the ink/paper/press worked beautifully and I look forward to making more monotypes in the coming weeks.

ii. Unfortunately Thursday’s stint in the workshop was less successful. The weeks are going so quickly and, although I’m spending hours and hours in the workshop, I am finding myself getting increasingly frustrated by my creations. I also can’t help but be aware of the time and money involved every time a print goes wrong…