Sunday, 15 February 2009

All I want....

....is a nice cup of tea and a sit down.

I say this at least once a day, every day. So here is that immortal phrase as a lino cut, complete with a steaming cup of tea and a cosy chair to snuggle up in.

Here is it in various stages of production - cutting out the light blue teacup to leave a thin dark blue outline...

Inking the final layer of lettering with dark orange ink -

And about to lift the print off the block after a little burnishing.

Hopefully having a copy on the wall means that I'll just be able to point to it, and Jon will know to go and put the kettle on.

In our Etsy and Folksy shops now.

This weekend we did a little bit of tidying up in the garden and planted these primroses in the pots on our front windowsill. We also got this years batch of chilli seeds on the go - hopefully they'll do better this year than last year!

We've also signed up for Twitter, so if you want to go what we're getting up inbetween blog posts then come and follow us there! Here is our profile.

We're off to make some drop scones for afternoon tea now, and light the fire for a cosy Sunday afternoon.

9 comments:

ThreadBeaur said...

Nice print. I love the dark orange printing.
I also was able to find you on twitter!
I hope that you have gotten your cup of tea.

Mackin-Art said...

Love the print, as I enjoy my large mug of tea!

TheSeaWithin said...

I love seeing you make the linocut!

Stacey said...

Lovely new print, and quite true. :)

Sarah and Jon said...

Thanks everyone!

315thomas said...

i love it! thanks for sharing your process :)

Jackie said...

I love lino prints, but I have only used old brown lino.May I ask what the material is that you have used for your lino block?

Sarah and Jon said...

Thanks 315thomas!

Jackie - we use grey lino blocks from Lawrence & Sons - it's very similar to brown lino, but softer to cut.

http://www.lawrence.co.uk/acatalog/Linoleum.html

helena said...

Hey this is really cool!!! It was really interesting reading about your lino process! Thanks for sharing!