February was a month for monotypes – unique prints that are made by applying paint on glass then putting a sheet of paper on top of it and… drawing. The end result? The same drawing just reversed, sometimes blurry lines and a bit of noise, that might appear where you’ve accidentally pressed your hand too hard.
I’m in love with this printmaking technique – it’s not too complicated and doesn’t require any super equipment (i.e. printmaking press). I guess I might continue making tiny monotypes, I just need to be in a special mood, as the whole process can be a bit messy and I don’t like clearing up… Well, for now I have to show you a few of the recent ones that reflect what’s been on my mind these days.
M is for Marmalade – the best breakfast ever is… hot toast with a bit of sweet orange marmalade spread on top of it and a mug of coffee, of course.
Grape Hyacinths in an Old Mug – these tiny bright blue flowers are one of the first signs of spring, I like their design and I do think that they are simply fabulous.
Shells and Pebbles – I’m dreaming of my summer holidays, somewhere on the coast would be brilliant. This year I’d love to see a bit more of France. They must have pretty mussel shells near Le Havre, Deauville or Étretat? All these names sound so romantic (thank you Google maps…), I could start packing my bags right now!
Twigs that Come to Life – another sign of spring in our house. The more greenery, the better. The peak will be reached at Easter with our vases filled with tulips, daffodils and hopefully even ranunculus.
And here’s the most important moment…
Seedlings – sowing seeds (and later on re-potting tiny seedlings) is a serious job that requires lots of preparation. Sometimes it’s hard to find the time, but when you remember that on doing everything properly rests the beauty of the whole summer garden…
So this was my spring story. What’s been happening in your World lately?
P.S. If you like any of the monotypes, please get in touch. It would be hard to let them go to another home, but I might… My e-mail: email@example.com