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Playing around with paisley....

On Days 41 and 42 of the 100 days of doodling challenge I played around with a couple of paisley designs....



Last weekend I experimented a bit with painting my own screen printing screen.  For some reason the pristine new screen that I bought for this purpose just seemed...well...too pristine and new! I couldn't start painting on it with the resist, in case I made a mistake. Ridiculous probably... But...the old perfectionism was getting in the way... So..I decided to use and old, almost worn out screen to do some experiments by way of warming up to the project. I sort of doodled on the screen, applying the resist with various brushes and even a squeezy bottle...just to see what the effect of each one was. I'm glad I did, because now I feel more ready to start painting on that pristine , new one!

I allowed myself to make a complete mess of the screen...trying out different ways of applying the resist.
And then I printed...


I guess sometimes you have to allow yourself to exper…

Spring dreaming....

So far this week my doodles have been all flowery. Perhaps the influence of the coming spring? Everywhere you look at the moment things are budding or flowering, so it's hard not to be influenced by that. Not that I've seen hydrangeas flowering as yet. That's just pure fantasy....






Take a moment to look at 100-days-of-doodling to see all the other doodles I have done so far on the 100 days of doodling challenge.
The other challenge I am working hard at is to get an online store up and running, and attached to this blog by the end of August. I have written a list of what I need to do to make this happen and am slowly ticking off some of the items. Still lots to do... :)
Have you got projects on the go? I hope they're going well! Jill xx

Trees n' things........

Some of the drawing I did this week as part of my 100 days of doodling challenge....





Jillxx

The week that was...

Some weeks are a bit of a hard slog aren't they? Last week was like that for me. Perhaps I was fighting some bug or other...lots of flu going about at the moment. But anyway... I didn't succumb, if that's what it was and the exhaustion I felt at the beginning of the week gradually wore off, and now at the end of the weekend I am feeling fine and more or less ready for another week. Well, I could do with another day off....but that's just because I love being at home, and would love another day like today when I went for a walk with the neighbours dog....read ...chatted to friends on the phone...and to my sister in Australia...cooked a yummy dinner....and did my daily drawing.
Why wouldn't I want another day like that? :)

Here are some of the drawings I did this week....




I hope you've had a lovely weekend and are revitalised and ready for a great week ahead! Jillxx

Contemplating a blank screen....

It's been a pretty full week. There have been my usual jobs...I garden, and tutor children after school in maths and English,... and I've completed a coaster order, started another, worked on a card order and doodled daily! And in the back of my mind I've been thinking.... ...contemplating.....

For many years now I have had my screens produced photographically. However, lately I keep thinking about hand painting some screens again....as I did when I first learned to screen print.  So, I have bought a blank screen and some filler (the easy part) and am now wondering what I am going to paint onto it.
And the terror of the blank page is bubbling up again....! I need to remind myself that if I make a mess...I can delete it with turps...and start again! So if I don't show you a new hand painted design in the near future, you'll know what I'm doing... ...painting on....washing off...painting on...washing off....  :) Here are some of the doodles I did this week as p…