Saturday, 3 September 2011


it's been a bit of a nightmare week

and i don't really have anything creative to show from it

here's one i did earlier

my head's so fuddled from stress and lack of sleep

i can't even remember if i've posted this before

the night's are getting darker

and the air has turned cooler

i chose this print because the colours

make me think of autumn and winter

i made it using a reduction technique

with lino. it's easy...cut and print..cut a bit more and print..

keep going and keep going using different colours each time you print.

i'm still waving


lynne h said...

oh, kate... i love this piece...

i was feeling serious and a little sad about you being tired and stressed out, but then i read that you are still waving

and i laughed out loud.

: )


WrightStuff said...

Ooh I just love the colours and composition in this. I spent a long time looking at it and being immersed in all that was going on.

Sorry to hear you are not sleeping. Miserable. Hope you break the cycle soon.

bois-fleurie said...

Your work expresses to me exactly how I think you must be feeling,I hope that making it helps.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I thought a good holiday would have been just the remedy for stress and tiredness, but seems that is not the case. I am SO glad you are still waving. That's a good sign.

I just learned about the reduction technique a couple of days ago, so this was the absolute perfect piece for me to see. I would love to make one of these, but I have NO idea what a "lino" is. I thought it was a block of linoleum like what you buy at the flooring store, but now I think it must be thicker or you couldn't carve it very deep. Regardless, have an awesome and waveable day.

Anonymous said...

I really really like this - i have done lino prints but not heard of this technique - will give it a bash, thank you.
Great colours and composition.

Sorry to hear you are not so good, glad you are still waving.

*waving with hugs* back

Maki said...

Good work of lino cut. Love the way layers colours. Hope you can solve the sleepless night soon xm

Laura Burton said...

i discovered your blog recently and really like it, so much to explore...enjoying your posts/comments...keep waving

Lynda Howells said...

love this piece. Funnily only to-night my daughter-in-law was complaining the nights were suddenly drawing in! I hate it when the night get dark before 7ish! l am a sun person and winter is just NOT me!xxlynda

Carole said...

Kate....sorry to hear you are not sleeping and fuddled from stress. BUT....your work is stunning! and you're still waving! I just slept 11hrs in a row after months of terrible sleeps. Feeling so much better. I hope you will soon too. xo

Life of Cattoo said...

I love this print, the layers of colour and textures are just gorgeous!

I am not looking forward to the dark evenings either :-(

Wave! wave!

e said...

I'm still waving too. Can you take naps??? They help. This piece is fabulous.

Anonymous said...

glad you are still waving... I'm waving back.

Sherry Smyth said...

This so makes me think of night...night at the beach with the dark sky and the darker waters, but the moon and some stars adding the "light". I love it!

Evie said...

This is stunning!!

Parabolic Muse said...

Hey, there--THIS is gorgeous.

Stress can pile up on us. That's easy to say, but it can last longer than we realize and then we don't remember not being stressed out and tired. I wish I could do something to give you time to just BE and let your mind rest... All I can say is, remember to take care of yourself. Maybe even before anyone else.
I hope since this post things have gotten calmer.

Parabolic Muse said...

love that poem

artymess said...

this is a lovely piece just happened on your blog ...looking forward to following ...x

Parabolic Muse said...

I hope you are doing much better and loving life!

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