I’m working on a custom order: Flamingo Calligram Cards, screen printed in purple on orange handdyed fabric, finished with a turquoise satin stitch. I like them! (in my Etsy shop the Flamingo is available in black on white and black on pink).
This was a very productive week! On Thursday I received the thermofax screens I had ordered, with my new calligram designs. I did a quick screen printing session while the kids played on their new Wii (dinner was a bit late that day…) and the next day stretched the prints in hoops and on canva,s and made them into art cards.
The mouse was a request from a friend, the other animals have been on my to-do list for a long time. Especially this fascinating Australian animal, the platypus:
I love how the seahorse looks:
All these prints are now available in my Etsy shop. I have started to draw some more calligrams. Which animal would you like to me to do next?
In March 2010 I was surfing the internet and discovered the calligram: a poem, phrase, or word in which the typeface, calligraphy or handwriting is arranged in a way that creates a visual image (Wikipedia). I thought I’d have a go at making one myself and hey presto, my first calligram was there (the gecko, you can find it here). After that first one I made lots more and one of my favourites is this bicycle calligram, made using the word bicycle in more than 20 languages!
The Bicycle Calligram print is available in my Etsy shop stretched in a hoop, made into an art card and as a PDF file to print at home. The Bicycle print stretched on canvas will be added again soon.
Earlier this week I sent out the January issue of the Blue Jacaranda Newsletter (click here to read it).
Every month one subscriber wins a BJ prize and you guessed it; this month’s prize is the Green Bicycle Word Art Card!
To subscribe use the form on the sidebar to the right or click on the newsletter tab at the top of the page. I send out only one newsletter per month and every month you go in the draw to win the prize!
This Sunday, the 25th of November, Blue Jacaranda will be at Inspired, a Shopping and Fundraising Event created by Brisbane artist Kylie Farrelly. This week I have been busy making stock, such as this Chalk Cloth Bunting. The backside is made from laminated fabric, so it can be used indoors and outdoors.
This Oilcloth Bunting is also very suitable for garden parties:
Buntings look so good like this:
Yesterday I did a big screen printing session.
Today I made the prints into Art Cards, ACEO and stretched them in hoops:
Inspired is at 30 Florence Street, Teneriffe (Brisbane) from 3 until 6pm.