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Well, Germany was a bit of a washout, mostly for health reasons. Turns out that sedation, root canals, flying, work stress, sleep deprivation, a botched B12 top-up and staying in a beautiful medieval town with cobbled streets and nary a right angle combine to set my balance issues to thermonuclear. Anyway.

I've signed up for the 20:20 print exchange with the print studio I belong to, Red Hot Press. This means making an edition of 25 professional-quality prints by the end of October. Sounds like a long time but when you consider that the press is only open during working hours except for two sessions a month...

Finding a print subject is always hard - I've got interested in flies lately, particularly the bristly, unlovable black, grey and blue jobbies that rub their filthy feet together over all kinds of disgusting substances. Inevitably I ended up reading up on Beelzebub and his supposed malign command over flies and pitched up a Pinterest album exploring the link between flies and the occult and grotesque. But then I came to the conclusion that whilst flies may carry all sorts of pestilence about, they also play a stellar role in decomposition, without which disease would be far more rife. And Beelzebub wasn't always a minion of Satan - originally he was Myiagros, a momentary deity who could be invoked to clear the flies off of your tasty tributes to Zeus. A nice guy...

mock

So I'm trying to make a piece that brings out the good and the bad in the flesh fly. This is where we're at so far: this is a mock up incorporating chine colle (which I'm doing with PVA and toile de jouy print tissue paper) and pen and ink. The black will be linocut in the final edition, this is just for layout.

Hope to cut the lino block this afternoon.

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Date: 2013-08-11 11:48 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Chris G. here failing to log in.

Looks good. Looking forward to the final result.

+side of holiday; low chance of Hounds of Tindalos FTW!

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Date: 2013-08-21 08:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gnommi.livejournal.com
low chance =/= no chance! :D

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