The other class I bought in January is Print Make Play by Alisa Burke

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When you aren’t in classes learning everyday, or working alongside another artists, it becomes really easy to get stuck in your own groove. This course has been great for refreshing my poor old memory of the vast array of printing techniques there are.

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I let loose with a rubber and some sponge and an old credit card and made some shapes inspired by these Italian boathouses in Monterosso.

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One of the shapes that snuck in there was inspired by the drain covering – but it wasn’t picturesque enough to show you!

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You don’t know what you’re going to get when you experiment – printing especially dictates it’s out outcome. After a little PS’ing the shapes were becoming patterns.

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The colour palette for this collection was easy – the watery greens of mosaic tiles and the changing tones of the sea.

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The weather was full of Italian passion some days; changing rapidly when rain threatened   – but it made for sunny/moody photo’s like this one which I like.

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I called the collection of patterns Boathouse because drain cover really doesn’t conjure the allure I’m after!

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