Autumn is always prime time for spiders in our house but I've never seen one like this before! Does anyone out there know what it is? I am really curious to know more.
He was huge and bulbous but with the most beautiful markings don't you agree?
With bugs and beasties in mind I've been working a little more into one of my altered books today. This one is about moths. I've carved a lino block and made a couple of test prints. The beauty of lino block printing is that I can carry on carving until I get the definition and detail I'm happy with. This definitely needs more work!
The image below is a gouache monoprint with a top coat of indian ink. It's a bit vague yet but I like the effect and think with a bit more practise it has potential.
I usually find autumn a melancholy time but today was another of those perfect days with wall to wall sunshine and a turquoise sky. I couldn't finish without showing you my forest pansy!
I know it will soon be finished but right now it's having a final flourish and is alive with colour.
Hope you've had a great weekend and managed to fit in some creative time!
Talk again soon - Linda