Saturday, 30 August 2014

280 Pencils - lino print

I have added some shadows to previous days pencil prints. I like shadows. And I like pencils.

Friday, 29 August 2014

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

277 Mysterious 'Dan Young Daily' Hieroglyphics - lino print

Who said my daily picture making project was self referential? I could pretend this a secret message or I could own up and say I just visually arranged a selection of my prints and stamps. 

I'm going with a secret message.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

276 12 Ukuleles

I have made some stamps for the coloured bits of these prints from yesterday. These qualify for daily picture making fodder because I have spent a bit of time this evening restoring an old ukulele. Any excuse for a ukulele print!

276 12 Ukuleles

I have made some stamps for the coloured bits of these prints from yesterday. These qualify for daily picture making fodder because I have spent a bit of time this evening restoring an old ukulele. Any excuse for a ukulele print!

Sunday, 24 August 2014

274 Pin - lino stamp

Dressmaking pins today, pins can draw and make dresses. What else can they do!

Saturday, 23 August 2014

273 Drawing Pins - lino print

I liked the series of nine nails and nine double ended nails so much I have done nine coloured drawing pins. I envisage these being displayed by sticking a drawing pin through the lot!

Friday, 22 August 2014

272 Head -lino print

I had a hospital appointment today to do a CT scan of the inside of my head (sinuses). Which got me to wondering what they might find in there when they get the pictures back. Here are a few of my ideas, based on the last few days printing!

 Empty head!

And here is some of what is inside my head...

Thursday, 21 August 2014

271 Nail - print

I think technically this is a stamp rather than a print? Printmakers? Any ideas? I have mounted it on a piece of wood and can stamp/print at will....

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

270 Blackberry and Damson Jam Label

I have been busy in the garden today while Debbie makes jam, the first of the presses is damson and blackberry jam. Here is the label I made. This is my first 'useful' daily picture!

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

269 Horseshoe Nails - lino print

I was thinking about doing something completely different for today's daily offering (which I will save for another day) but I ended up making a selection of these 'staples' or 'horseshoe nails' or 'double ended nails', I have heard them called different things. Anyway I am using them in the garden so, I printed them, nine of them. 

Monday, 18 August 2014

268 Turquoise Chicken

Ahhhh summer holidays, feel like printing a turquoise chicken - print a turquoise chicken. Then relax....

Sunday, 17 August 2014

267 Gardening hat -Linoprint

This is the hat I use when I am gardening or generally sitting out in the sun, I am afraid this is the only other hat I have other than the fez I printed yesterday. Makes me wish I had more hats so I could do a hat series.

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Friday, 15 August 2014

265 Roof - lino print

I was gazing out of my bedroom window at the houses opposite and thought about a series of roof prints that may link together, we will see overt he next few days...

Thursday, 14 August 2014

264 Flamingo Silhouette II - lino print

This is based on my own observations of flamingos from Saturdays visit to slimbridge wetlands and a quick look at Aubudon's print of the flamingo.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

262 Flamingo Print 02

As yesterday's flamingo was hiding its head here is a portrait of a greater flamingo.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

260 Flamingo - coloured pencil

I am planning a series of flamingo prints this week following a visit to slimbridge wetlands yesterday where they have six different types of flamingo. This fellow is tucked up, possibly asleep.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

259 Flamingo - pencil

I have spent the afternoon with flamingos and nephews, here is a flamingo!

Friday, 8 August 2014

Thursday, 7 August 2014

257 Fence - monoprint

Apologies if you were expecting another lino print of a cotswold place. I had a minor accident, I managed to burn my finger on a blistering hot countersink bit (don't ask) whilst building my fence, hence today's picture. I might get back to that lino series another time but I didn't trust my left hand to hold the lino while I wielded a sharp tool in my right, that would have been like asking for a trip to A & E!

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

256 Broadway Tower - Linoprint

This is the next installment of your virtual trip around the Cotswolds here is broadway tower which is in ...well... Broadway!

255 Pittville Pump rooms - Linoprint

Something strange happened yesterday and there was no post but I distinctly remember writing Pittville pump rooms....anyway here is yesterday's today's to follow :).

Monday, 4 August 2014

254 Gloucester Docks - lino print

I spent an hour wandering aimlessly around gloucester docks today, thanks to the lady who gave me her parking ticket before she left. I thought I should commemorate the visit with a little print. 

Sunday, 3 August 2014

253 Ice Lolly - lino print

It might not look like it but this is my most complicated print to date. Four seperate plates are needed to create the various coloured versions. What fun eh?

Saturday, 2 August 2014

252 Ice lolly III - lino print

Again, a very rainy day to be making prints of lollipops. It has warmed me up a treat though. Today's inspiration comes from the 'Fab' lolly apparently one of the countries favourite lollys,

Friday, 1 August 2014