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Hello! My name is Jill, and one of the things I love to do is screen print.

I have a studio at the bottom of my garden and I love being there...creating patterns...doodling and drawing...usually with a black pen. Sometimes these drawings end up as patterns on silkscreens.



I usually print on fabric. But lately I have screen printed on wood as well.

There are lots of things I would like to experiment with, play with...try products, new techniques...

This blog to be a place where I will share the work I do. It will be a diary of sorts, for this part of my life.

At the moment I sell my work in a few stores around New Zealand, but someday soon I will start an online shop to sell the things I make. I'll let you know about that when that eventuates!

Well, it's I'd better leave this blog. But I was determined that I would start writing today. Just made it. Less than an hour to go before midnight strikes and I suppose, technically another day begins!

So, ...that's a little bit about me...
regards Jill


  1. Welcome in the world of Blogger :) Greetings from another side of Earth - Poland.

  2. You've been found already! We were both a couple of night owls last night!

  3. What a cute, cute, CUTE little studio you have! I don't think I could drag myself away from that little space:) x

    1. is a lovely little retreat and it can be hard to drag myself away. Thanks for visiting!


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A couple of days ago, a friend of mine told me about a website where people commit to doing ...something....

...each day for 100 days.

Unfortunately, that particular 100 day project has closed and the people on it are up to day 34 already, so I've decided to do my own version.

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