Wednesday, 10 June 2015

The Walk



Another little print using the new soft cut Lino. This time allowing a more sketchy feel to the lines. hand tinted again for a splash of colour to the pheasant and field.








Wild Garlic




Wild Garlic Lino print



Thank you to everyone for suggesting less painful methods of cutting lino, I have been on the lookout for some softer medium, but by chance came across a small piece of soft cut lino in my local art shop. 
It works very well, although it cuts in a very different manner to traditional lino.  I decided to go for a simple approach,  A simple print, in black and white, hand tinted with watercolour to add a little colour. 
I drew inspiration for an experimental print with a recent foraging trip for some wild garlic. Slightly late in the season. the garlic had started to produce wonderful seed heads, rather than the distinctive white flowers. The smell in the kitchen was wonderful along with the smell of some freshly cut rosemary from the garden!








Saturday, 2 May 2015

Spring






It's been such a long time since I last posted, time to dust of the cobwebs get the printing ink out and start printing again! 
Life has been very tumultuous to say the least this past year, lots of health developments and hurdles to overcome (a long story!)  but thankfully after many tests I have finally been diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Hopefully, I will now be able to manage this with the right medication and move forward. 
Cutting the plates has proved to be quite painful, and results in sore wrists and arms, so I am on the look out for some softer vinyl use. Watch this space!
As always part of healing and recovering is learning to enjoy the simple things in life. This new print celebrates the precious time I get to spend in the garden, stylised magnolias and foliage and that wonderful blackbird that always makes his presence known one way or another. Amanda x

Monday, 13 January 2014

Pen and Crayon.

Although i haven't printed for a while, it's been great to start drawing again, and playing around with some fun ideas for patterns and prints. Using ink and pencil crayons, and a little Photoshop tweaking, this design almost grew from the start of drawing the first butterfly. It been wonderful using such vibrant colours, really lifting my spirits in the dire, dark winter. Great fun to create!






Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Christmas Show, Noverre Galley, Norwich


This year i was thrilled to be invited to take part in The Noverre Gallery's Christmas Exhibition. Full of prints and hand made goodness, The Noverre Gallery is set in the beautiful Assemby House in the centre of Norwich. The show runs through to the 7th of January.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

New Cards






I would have loved to have been able to hand print some Christmas cards this year, but unfortunately time has caught up on me and caught me by surprise! So this year i have decided to get some cards professional printed from my previous winter deer lino print. Available in packs of three from Folksy. https://beta.folksy.com/shops/mangleprints/collections/86041





Also available, packs of three designs taken from some lino prints i have created throughout the year. Each pack contains one of each design.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Mangle Prints and The Cotton Potter

I've been so excited about working with The Cotton Potter on this project, as I've been a fan of Emma's work for a long time. A little while ago, Emma asked me to design her a lino print bird for her wonderful collection of hand sewn birds............



So you can imagine how thrilled i was when Emma emailed me the pictures of the finished lino cut bird! More of Emma's delightful fabric birds can be found in her Folksy and Etsy shops.





Amanda x