Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Trying not to go into panic mode.

Too many things to do...

...in such a short time.

I'm desperately trying not to panic because if I do...

...then everything grinds to a crunching halt...

...and the sh*t will hit the fan!

Deep breath....Deep breath...

Begin with getting packs and sample done for October workshop...

...using gorgeous Colouricious Hmong print blocks.

First pages...




Packs include prepared watercolour paper backgrounds - using Colourcraft Brusho sprays



and fabrics (from Empress Mills) and papers printed with Hmong blocks.




They're all packed into paper bags ready to go with me...

...now all I have to do is finish the sample!


ps...

Opened up my September issue of Workshop on the Web today and found that a piccie out of my project is being used as the advert for the next (dec) issue! :-)  Yey!!!

4 comments:

Penny said...

Better try for some Zen a couple of times a day. You know it will all get done one step at a time and perhaps once its all ready to go you can sit down with a cup of tea and say 'I am good'!!! *smile*

Erica said...

Chris, I don't want to be a wet blanket as I love what you have done with the block. My concerns are raised knowing how the indigenous people of my homeland, NZ, feel about their designs and art forms being used by others without understanding their particular spiritual and cultural significance to Maori. Often their motifs are used for commercial gain, without them receiving any consultation about the appropriateness of how they are to be used. Even if all that has been dealt with sensitively,have they received any payment? I believe that westeners need to be very careful not to hijack others cultural treasures. If, as I suspect, the blocks were made in India, who among the Hmong, gave their permission for that? Were they paid appropriately? Heavy stuff perhaps, but very important from an ethical perspective.

Caterina Giglio said...

just breathe, just gorgeous pages... all is well always : D

Ann Riddledom said...

The print is so lovely! The colors are intrinsically sophisticated and royal even. Thanks for this, Chris!
Ann from www.writers-house.com