During this snowy weather I find myself working with my cyanotypes printed back in the hottest summer days of last year, which seems bizarre. I am continuing to create pieces for my 'Half Memory' series, this time making a textile piece using cyanotypes on fabric, a dyed vintage cloth, bits of lace, a poem, pressed flowers and other ephemera. The old photos in this piece were donated by artist friends and I'm trying to create a teenage, scrapbook feel but from the perpective of someone much older, remembering times past and how they felt then. There is a lot of detail and it has taken a very long time to create - so many stages, but it is now complete. Next up in this series, a photographic piece and then I'm hoping to use papier mache to create a three dimensional piece.
My first piece of art this year - a postcard-sized work to raise money for Edinburgh based charity Art In Healthcare. The postcard will be displayed, alongside a further 999 original pieces of art on postcards, and hopefully sold at the Twitter Art Exhibit exhibition, starting in May 2019 in Edinburgh. More details later on. I decided this year to concentrate on saleability, so went for something appealing, using my picture book illustration style. I came up with a watercolour of kittens in a cardboard box entitled 'Meow Meow Meow!'. Here it is from thumbnail sketch through to the final watercolour. Do hope it sells!