Monday, 22 November 2010

Looking on http://www.pikaland.com/ and came across tugboat boat printshop
Tugboat Printshopand thought how amazing this wood carving was and had to add it on my blog,just because it's awesome!=) http://www.tugboatprintshop.com/
Charlotte Slade 22/11/10
How many prints did you make this week?
I made about five prints today, and a few lino cuts, which I made this really little frog, which I want to show about the size which from watching “The Zoo.”
How many of these prints taught you something new this week?
I would say that it hasn’t taught me something new but, making me think of how my final piece could be, and how to it further.
Competence in practical printmaking techniques?

With this,Ive tryed to show the different use of size and starting to think of it more compositional  on the page.
Thoughtful and imaginative use of printmaking?
I’ve printed on to fabric with this I’m going to start working in to this, exploring and experimenting with it.
Using research to expand knowledge, enrich thinking and affect your work?
From this I’ve been looking into Hannah hoch’s work, which I’m going to expand on more with this, as I find her work quite interesting and the zeitgeist ,from this there will be another blog entry ,more in-depth of her work.
Active participation in the taught lesson?
Only really of the printing press and much wadding of paper that is placed in the press ,which can make it easy to work or not.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Charlotte Slade
How many prints did you make this week?
I made about four to five prints this week. Which I think that I could have done a few more but now knowing what to do and having a few more ideas, to help me, which also having the midway review helped in what I can do next.
How many of these prints taught you something new this week?
From this I scratched in to the surface of the lino cut instead of cutting through the linocut, and that having to be more firm when scratching into the linocut, which I drew a penile drawing of a sloth, showing the fur with individual pen strokes which I tried to redo on to the linocut, but having to be more firm with the lines then I was, trying to show the lines more pronounced.

Competence in practical printmaking techniques?
I’ve attempt  to show different use of line in linocut than the other prints which I have done, which I feel that I want to work more with and experiment with.
Thoughtful and imaginative use of printmaking?
I’ve started to print onto fabric which, I would want to start working into, by sewing different things into it, so with the sloth ,sew onto the lines of the leaves maybe appliqué other materials in to the print as from reading the book “Printmaking and mixed media” and starting to print on to different backgrounds, which from watching “The Zoo”  on itv (programme about London zoo) and saying how they ask other zoos to borrow their animals, so maybe print on to envelopes with the use of stamps and writing on top of it.
Using research to expand knowledge, enrich thinking and affect your work?
From researching on www.pikaland.com  a blog which shows new artists works and interviews with the artist themselves, I came across two artist swww.emmelineillustration.blogspot.com   I came across her work on the pikaland blog and thought that her work was lovely and just the way how it is. www.christysong.blogspot.com  who have been inspirational to me and given a few ideas of where to take my own ideas, even though that they’re not printmakers, with Christina song’s work collages and just the way how they are presented, and I find them really beautiful to look at and they are inspiration for to create more collages to further my research on the collage idea form Sara Fanelli.Seeing  www.melstringer.blogspot.com/  were she commented on making small rubber stamps, which made think about the size of my animals ,and making small lino cuts to emphize the size of the animals ,so from this I will have to expand on this.
Active participation in the taught lesson?
This week it was the midway review, from which I know where to take my work, as I have to draw more animals, which a useful tip was given to me, by watching nature programmes to draw the animals from ,which there is a the “The Zoo” and that I should look at my work more critically and what I have done.
On Tuesday, the second years had a quest speaker, which we came along to see as well, were it was about books and the way how they were printed and the colours which were important to think about, as of thinking to create my own book in printmaking, but I was thinking about the size mainly, and seeing there, that they had really little books which was lovely to see, and on seeing, that I want to create little book ,having little pokects and hidden things .

Sunday, 14 November 2010


In print making have changed my ideas, from the buildings into the book idea but feeling that some of the prints I have done of the buildings can be used for experimenting ideas with. What I’m wanting to create, is with animals, trapped or protected-which I feel that it’s both, on having the idea of going ahead with the book idea, which I thought about and experimented with, trying to make 3d, but due to the time I have left, was on thinking about creating a small book of animals (from my drawings.) but from the photographs taken at the zoo, of some of the enclosures, working with this, so creating one page of the enclosure having this as the cut-out of the enclosure and seeing animal behind it, then turning the page over to see the animal behind it. I really want to use mixed media and collage, but wanting to make the viewer involved when looking through the book by creating, well maybe creating pockets and having little things hidden, which I’ll have to expand on from this  I feel I can expand on  this, but worrying that my sketchbook will not be good enough for the midway review.