Thursday, May 26, 2011

so you wanna know what printmaking is?

sometimes i just assume that everyone knows what i do at uni, not that everyone should know but yeah. and i also for get that not everyone knows what it means when i tell them i’m a printmaker.... “so you print on t-shirts?”, “so you copy paintings and sell them on the internet?”. these are very legitimate questions. it all gets a bit confusing when ‘printing’ and ‘printmaking’ mean very different things.

printmaking is what I do….

and this is what it kinda looks like….

today was a frustrating day in the studio. i started the day off being organised with a plan that optimised my studio time. i knew that half the class was going to be busy out of the studio and that there would be glorious, spacious, free rooms for me to fill my creativity with….

alas, small things got in the way of my creativity like for example blah blah blah… 

the point is i ended up only producing one half baked print at the end of a couple of hours of blah blah.

 the real point is my day didn’t end up how i had planned but some very good unexpected things happened that made up for the annoying ones.

timmy came to the city with me today which makes six hours on a train very much more enjoyable. we ate the best sandwich that has ever existed in the history of the world. slow roasted lamb, potato, and salad (with the most amazing dressing, some kind of mayo and other beautiful things that I couldn’t pick. good work on picking the mayo kesh that’s a hard one) on some kind of incredible thick, brown, soft, crunchy bread. oh, timmy ate that one, i had some bites. i had a glorious pulled pork sandwich on the same bread with chilli jam and delicious greens. we walked back to the station past a drunk lady weeing down a driveway (gross) and fixed that awful moment by visiting tokyobike, where some amazing japanese bikes are sold. we frothed at their prettiness.

right now i’m on a train sitting next to my fruit ninja loving husband. three hours on a train even makes fruit ninja boring... wait. he just corrected me, he’s only not playing ‘cos the battery is dead. he also spent some time taking these photos to document my day in the studio. i love him. 

today was a good day.


  1. oh hi! Im so glad Tim linked to you! Love printmaking, seeing those lovely big wheels makes me want to be in that studio.

    I used to work with Alisa at stussy back in the day, that's the connection, i'd like to call it the 'erina link' ( i'm not a crazy stalker, promise) Anywho- beautiful blog, beautiful studio, beautiful prints, beautiful you and so on

    xo em

  2. oh man! this makes me miss the studio!

  3. Nice desert boots there lady! Kellie xx

  4. I found you from the beetle shack - I love this collection of pictures. I especially like the one of the drawers - they're a beautiful colour. I hope you don't mind if I follow you! x

  5. thanks to you all!
    em and jools- i miss the studio already!
    kellie, thanks! i have two pairs and they are such a staple for me, i am in them everyday.
    georgi- thanks for following and your kind words! my husband tim is a photographer so all the beautiful shots are his.

  6. Kesh, this is amazing! Stunning photographs and equally stunning prints... Alana x

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