Monday 29. 08. 11 I have been exploring the idea of modular monoprints as per above. Each ‘module’ is 30 x 24 cm so you can end up with an image nearly a metre wide. One of the problems is keeping the same pressure when you print each module and one of the advantages is that you can hand print quite large images depending on the number of modules that you have.
Archive for August, 2011
Friday 19. 08. 11 I have been back in France 5 days now and it has been hot and sunny. Slowly getting back to work and today took a drive north into the Aveyron to La Scierie in Fondamente to see an expo. Interesting show by Paule Riché inspired by her sojourn at the atelier. All Indian ink on rice paper or wood. The atelier was an old saw mill used to making amongst other items very thin slices of wood used to separate Roquefort cheeses when packed!
Wednesday 10. 08. 11 Tonight Daisy took me out to dinner for my birthday. We went to a Moroccan restaurant in Toronto called The Sultan’s Tent complete with belly dancer!
Sunday 07. 08. 11 Got back to Toronto this afternoon after 5 days in the Ottawa valley. We left the Annapolis valley last Monday and drove to Levis in Quebec – a long, warm day in the car. Tuesday we continued driving and arrived in Petawawa around 4.30. We stayed with Don and Sue Tuesday night and then moved into the cabin at Pineridge for the rest of our stay. Besides all the partying we also managed to check out Pembroke and Petawawa and swim and kayak in the Ottawa river. It seems to have been one long party with relatives arriving each day until the wedding on Saturday which went wonderfully well under clear, sunlit skies. Fraser was amazing and took his part in the ceremonies very seriously. After the wedding meal we all went back to Don and Sue’s for a campfire. Sunday morning we said goodbye to Patrick and Emily and all the members of the Maher/Stewart clan and all our new relatives.
Sunday 31. 07. 11 We have had a great visit. We have been to various local historical sites to give Daisy an idea of Nova Scotian history. The best was this evening when we went on a candlelit tour of the garrison graveyard in Annapolis. Tomorrow we set off for Petawawa.
Thursday 28. 07. 11 Caught the train yesterday morning for Halifax via Montreal. Normal commuter train to Montreal then the Via train to Halifax. A slightly more modern cabin than we had last year going west but still very comfortable. It had an ensuite shower but you had a bench seat instead of the armchairs during the day. Arrived about an hour late and were met by Rob at the station in Halifax. Drove straight down the valley to Paradise West.