Saturday, September 17, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
Friday, September 9, 2011
I cut a second plate to colour the Turkey's neck, wattle and leg as well as the axe handle. I'm an impatient print maker and so printed the black plate immediately after printing the coloured one which really isn't advisable. The black ink doesn't take so well over the still wet coloured ink. Besides that, it looks like there was inadequate ink on the plate in places so the black is a little patchy. This was the best print of the night. Oh well. I am happy with the way the plates go together and the vibrancy of the red and yellow on the black. Next week I'll print a batch from the coloured plate and let them dry for a couple of weeks before I print the second plate.
Friday, September 2, 2011
It's coming into spring and the Bush Turkeys are at it again. Our neighbours neglected to remove the 3 cubic metre nest from their yard during the winter months and the resident stud has returned to re-establish his territorial rights. I know they're protected natives, and it's great to live near a bushland reserve where wildlife abounds, but the bastards sure can make a f@#king mess of the garden.