Friday, December 28, 2012

Angry little bunny

We are plagued by bunnies on our rural road. We often comment about how they are suicidal! When a car comes up the road, they will all start running out from the bushes and across the road. The bunnies disturb me on two levels. The first is that they are cute and are just trying to live their lives...just like the rest of us. I hate seeing them squashed on the road. The second is that they dig up the paddocks, making lots of holes and making it dangerous for the horses. I make clay bunnies and today made this drypoint etching bunny. He has had a bad day.

Back at the press

For the last year or so I have had the loan of a beautiful American Conrad press. Unfortunately I have to return it soon, so have been having a stint on printmaking. I had forgotten how much I enjoy instant to explore and play with. Clay is such an exercise in patience...waiting for drying and firing and glazing and firing....months can go by while you wait to see if your ideas work out. I love working with clay BUT the frenzy that can be had with printmaking is like a caffeine rush...Here are a couple of new 'raw' dry points. I call them 'raw', because I always add to the print....collage, paint, sewing. Over summer I am working on stock piling prints for re working during for the year ahead.
This one is called 'Girl with a bun.'