A Sweet Little Creek called the “Merri”
I live on the Merri Creek, and it is where I practise the Art of Walking every day. It is really a merry little creek, full of ducks, swans, geese, water hens, the odd rat, and many also where i pass some many merri doggy derringdooness out running so happy with sticks in their mouths.. The creek is arbored by lovely gum trees and willows, and some beautiful grasses, and also a magnificent old bluestone bridge that you pass underneath as you head north. I am so lucky to live on the Merri. If you want to find out more you can see pictures of it here: http://tumblr.com/ZPVFExAmpjP1
These are my personal merri creek xmas cards i have made this year which pertain to my personal space of the merri. They are my first foray into screen printing again after doing a screen printing course last year on FABRIC mind you.
There has to be an easier way though. You know the way things take 5 times longer than they should when you don’t know what you are doing:) first of all, I had to cut the stencils X 2 (1 for each of the 2 colours) when I kept having disasters with the stencil bleeding. I was using that plastic stuff called Mylar. The moral of the tale is this: If you want to print onto paper, Mylar = certain disaster.
Then the second issue was registration. It was near on impossible to align everything perfectly. Does ANYONE out there in reader land have any tips please oh please:)
And finally.. the clean up process has to take at least 6 times longer than the actual making.
Anyway, they do look cool, and I am going to make some sweet amaretti to give to people with them.. quite a lovely present to receive I think! I’m off to have a well earned ice-coffee and read some more fantastic Leanne Shapton (can’t get enough) Happy Xmas everyone…