| A fish out of
A while ago I made a series of 12
"Fish Out Of Water" prints for a
print exchange I was contributing
to. I got some really nice pieces
in return and all in all it
was pretty successful.
During the week I found the block
again amongst my old blocks
and started reworking it, not
really even considering a new run.
I've used a new paper, ink and
colour for this and will most
likely be trying a few more over
the next while.
| What's the
story John Dory...
Always been fascinated by John
Dory, mad pointy colourful
prehistoric looking flat fish who
think they're not with projectile
mouths that have to be seen in
action to be believed.
This began life as a one colour
print but as I worked on it I
decided to start a second block
and work very loosely on what
would become a second colour. I
like the brown /yellow combo I did
the finished print in but have a
feeling there will be a lot more
variants in the future.
| A perfect
"Dad, you know that bread, wine
and salt is a thing.. you can give
it to people when they get a new
house. It's for good luck, you
should do a lino print of it"
"Honestly I've never heard of that
but why don't you do it Cal ?"
"OK, I will"
And so he began but like lot's of
things when you're 9 he spotted a
squirrel and was on to his next
adventure. A few months pass and I
see it on one of the shelves, it's
too good to just sit there on the
chance he'll come back to it, I'll
carve and print it, a truly
collaborative print and one that
I.. we could be very proud of !
| Big fella gets
Part of a larger piece I've been
working on for over a year now.
Finally finished carving this part
and got a proof off, think I'll
put it aside for a little and
start laying out the rest of the
Some pieces come together really
fast, a day or two and I'm
printing. Others can take a lot
longer and need lots of time to
| My trusty
bottle jack press...
Making this Bottle Jack Press made
my life a million times easier
when it came to printing, it's a
must for anyone into relief
printing. A big thanks to Charles
G. Morgan's design which with just
a few minor tweaks gave me a
reliable and essential addition to
© Charles G. Morgan 2009, full