What a beautiful chance to… well, let’s be honest, put some effort into making something and then having the perfect excuse to sell it and make some money for the holidays.
I decided to take up an opportunity and get into the Christmas Crafts fair (which was held on Dec 16th, at the Zen Bar). I was wondering what to do, and seeing how I was probably going to be pretty busy with uni work, I thought the best solution would be Christmas cards.
I was looking forward to screen printing, I hadnt done it since last year for the Prophecy project, and I was really excited. I asked printmaker Tom Martin for some guidance with how the new print studio works and all the tricks and bits I needed to refresh. He was so helpful it made me feel bad I was pulling him away from his work.
I wanted to keep away from the usual christmas-y vibe and make sure my prints show more of the winter mystery and the quiet gentleness of it. I wanted to keep it simple and visually pleasing, I suppose, and at the same time explore how different prints work.
here are the final prints:
1) Christmas Ball print
2) Winter Landscape print
3) Reindeer print