Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Block Printing

I block printed a new white bag that will primarily be used for storing my sketchbook and pencils.  I am not happy with the colour choices or the fact that I didn't plan out the colours or design ahead of printing.  I procrastinated for months for fear of 'ruining' my white bag and ruin it I did!  Printing on to a white background is as bad as breaking a new page in the sketchbook or applying paint to a brand new unblemished canvas!

Anyway, I have got the 'deed' out of the way and can now concentrate on the contents that are going to be in the bag rather than the bag's outward appearance.   After all, aren't we constantly being told it is what is on the inside that counts?  :)

In other news, I helped a community interest company make up herbal blend teabags that were grown from their own herbs.  It made for an interesting couple of hours.


  1. I love the hare, he looks very smart.
    Oh the teabag thing sounds very different, how interesting.
    Lisa x

  2. I just love the look of block printing - it's origins being such an ancient craft. Did it at school; and yet another craft I would love to try again (one day!!) xx

  3. I love it Simone...I think it looks great!!
    V x

  4. Gorgeous picture - I love it.

    Julie xxxxxxx

  5. I really love this Simone! It is so colourful and lively!
    Helen xox

  6. Love that hare, a joyful result. I wonder why you think it's ruined.xx

  7. You know how I like hares so I think it is lovely and I'm sure you will enjoy using it to hold all your sketchbooks and pencils:)

  8. Love your bag, Simone - great print and so glad to hear that you like it too!! xx

  9. I think it looks lovely. Sometimes we're far too critical of what we create. Fun that it will house your sketchbook and pencils.

    I'm glad you had fun making the herbal tea blends with the community group. Sounds great!


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