‘Tea and bicycle rides’ is a long term print project 2 years and still working on the pages for the book I’m almost ready to start printing images onto the letterpress pages – the first etched aluminium plate is ready to be proofed.
Another 2 years maybe for the finished bound book.
I’ve added 54 hand made prints to my online Etsy shop – there are 60 items in total includes 6 hand made artists’ books. I will be adding more each week.
After 19 sips of magical enlivening tea – ideas form, plans are made and preparation for work – 32 more pages printed at Northern print in Ouseburn for my book about tea and bicycling. After 2 years of repeating the process of setting any of the wonderful collection of letterpress type I want to – inking and printing my pages, 100s of pages, I think I am finally getting the hang of it – and it is joyful.
I’ve just finished carving the first Lino block for a 4 colour print.
This hand printed Lino block print will eventually have more colours in the image made by carving more blocks – each registered and printed to make the final 4 colour print. Should be ready and on the stall in about 3 weeks.
The unidentified eventually flew away – it must have been resting