"He showed me something small, no bigger than a hazelnut,...
I thought: What can this be? I was amazed that it could last,...I thought because of its littleness, it would suddenly have fallen into nothing. ,...
It lasts and always will, because God loves it; and thus everything has being through the love of God."
Julian of Norwich
Monday, 28 January 2013
We have had freezing, then thawing,
freezing then raining,
so the snow has gone but right now there is a rough wind
and it is pouring down.
Just the weatherto savour our home by hunkering down
and enjoying what indoors has to offer.
Hubby tried his hand at some baking for the first time ever.
(He's seventy six!)
Here is his batch of bread pudding,
which is delicious,
and therefore no help to my eternal resolve to cut down on sweet stuff.
While he's been in the kitchen
I have tried printing from a gelatin plate for the first time.
After dozens of unsatisfactory print pulls I've at last decided I quite like the technique, thoughI made it hard for myself by using ordinary acrylic paints and acrylic gel medium
instead of buying the proper printing inks.
I have a studio full of materials waiting to be used and felt I couldn't justify buying more.
I might ask for some inks when my birthday comes around though.
If you would like to have a go
here is the Linda Germaine video on how to make the gelatin plate.
She has lots more info, on how to proceed from there