Spring is here and it’s all go in the studio.
The weather has been amazing here the past few days, I’ve been working outside on the balcony, and I’ve had a bit of interest from passers by on the tow path. I never thought I’d see the day when I’d be waving at passing boats while I paint in the sunshine.
The ducks must be nesting as there aren’t many about, the basin was very duckless when I had a walk along the canal last night, the swans aren’t around either, I’m looking forward to seeing ducklings soon, I’ll let you know when the first ones appear.
This is my busiest time of year, I’ve 3 big art fairs coming up, today I was checking how many bowls I need to paint, probably 40 will do, yikes. Where will I find the time, as well as vases, jewellery etc. I have been working on it for a while now.
It was suggested to me that I make some lower priced items, so I’ve just taken a delivery of 2 boxes of smaller pieces. I’m looking at the various image transfer options for making my own decals, probably using a laser printer to create a sepia image. But as I’m so busy it’s not going to happen this month, but I’ll keep you posted, I’m going to try acetone transfer as well, the key to success is using toner with iron in it. There’s such a lot of scope with decals made from your own artwork if you are creatively minded, I have loads of ideas already. I just watched a video on using them creatively on greenware, some parts burn off other places the glaze comes over the decal, the edges can leave a line in the clay, it’s all very interesting and worth exploring further. Who knows where my new adventure will lead me, watch this space……..