Category: Nature

Print from an ants nest

The urgent need to print can strike at any time: I was getting stuck into some serious gardening and started to move a stack of concrete paving slabs, which had been leaning up vertically for some time.

Between two slabs I discovered a wonderfulconstruction, like a map of abandoned catacombs. The work of thousands of ants, now long gone.

Here was inspiration – I urgently needed to preserve it as I could already feel a print forming in my mind.

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Successful leaf prints

Making leaf prints is always inspiring as the form and texture of leaves are a wonderful source  for printmakers; there are thousands of varieties and wherever you live you will be able to find a selection of different shapes and sizes without going far.

Hunting for leaves adds another dimension to walking in city streets or along country paths, bringing your attention to the changing seasons and growing plant life all around us.

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