Last Saturday I completed my presentation for my talk, or so I thought. I made sure it was compatible with older programmes and checked this on my own older laptops. Fine, it all worked. Then last minute I checked to see if the Memory Stick still worked as you do using my Windows 7 laptop Everything was fine so I checked OK and removed the stick. I must have clicked to tell it to use Power Point 2010 by mistake and when I arrived at the venue it didn’t work with Windows XP and all my own fault for being too careful.
However I think the talk went off alright and the ladies seemed to enjoy it, especially looking at all my ‘Swaps’. I haven’t swapped work in quite a while as I haven’t had time, but looking back to the time when I did, it was such fun and also made me very productive and it was such a pleasure to see the postman arriving with works of art from all over the world. I have dozens of postcards, ATC’s, dolls, brooches and so on, so it helped things along.
Today I went to Mary’s house with Trish and we had a whole day from 10am to 6pm making monoprints using Mary’s printing inks and I’d taken along my Embellisher so she could have a go on it. she took to it as if she’d always used one and produced some lovely work.
As I’d been so busy I hadn’t looked for inspiration for my printing, but Mary said why not use these as your inspiration, some samples I’d made using the Embellisher.
So I did and here are a few of the prints below.
But then I played with them in PSP to develop them further.
I quite like some of these.