Folks it's been a very long time... Every time I start a blog (this is probably my 5th), there's a always a point where it dies down a bit. It seems inevitable somehow, the blog supports me up to a point where things are better, I have gotten what I needed from it and I do not feel the need to write in it any longer. This one is no different.
Let's see if that can shift.
In the past few days, I have been working on a new series of "Digital Découpages" (a series of digital artworks -collages made from photographs of my own works- entirely made on Photoshop), as I am participating in two art fairs in September and October (Roy's People Art Fair in Angel and The Other Art Fair at the Old Truman Brewery). I enjoy working on these immensely, they really are a lot of fun, they're quick and I get get many ideas down quickly. I also love how they give me an opportunity to "re-work" some of my work, in a way open-up each piece to another possibility, one I choose not to take when I made the work.
It has to be said, they are also a good way for me to make up the money for the stands, as art fairs are very expensive. I am also working on a screen print I will actually get to make in August before the start of RPAF. I have never really made a proper screen print, just played around mostly with single layers I then painted on top of. I was always reluctant to finding some more "commercial" artworks, however I think it is indeed necessary!