Friday, 4 November 2016

My 8 Wobbly Ladies

8 new lino prints went up on display last week! It has been a very busy month and a half making these 8 wobbly ladies but I am feeling happy with how they look! The prints are on display until mid December at Ferntree Gully Community Arts Centre, 1010 Burwood Hwy, as part of the 2016 Immerse Art exhibition with Knox City Council. Open Monday to Friday 9am – 4.30pm, more details here:









Friday, 30 September 2016

Transferring Images onto Lino using Eucalyptus Oil

This morning I transferred some recent drawings onto the surface of the lino using eucalyptus oil and a photocopy of the drawing. I’m ready to get cutting and I have so much to do this month!!

Thursday, 29 September 2016


Someone lucky is getting these three framed Vegemite prints very soon! I'm wrapping and making surprise packages look pretty tonight! #pigeongillian #printmaking #vegemite #printmaking #linoprint #reliefprint #madeinmelbourne #madeinaustralia #secret

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Paisley Pattern Lady

Drawing some new ideas out today for future lino projects. This is my paisley pattern lady...


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Beautiful spring flowers!

Friday, 23 September 2016

'Self Portrait with Aran Cardigan'

For this month's Art Club 'self portrait' theme, I knew straight away that I wanted to make an artwork using my beautiful handmade Aran knitted cardigan. I bought the cardigan when I was back in Scotland last Christmas from an amazing vintage store in Edinburgh, called Armstrongs (which I actually used to work at!). 

The artwork is titled 'Self Portrait with Aran Cardigan' and is a limited edition lino print, of 15. The lino block measures 30 x 30 cm and was hand carved over a number of weeks. I started by taking some photos of myself wearing the cardigan, and then used these to draw from. 

I ended up finding out some pretty cool things about Aran knitting - like there are stories attached to different stitches! Cool, hey! I think I will have to revisit some of the beautiful Aran patterns in future work.

The lino cutting took approximately 10 hours and was done is short sittings as it can become a bit sore on my  hands, wrists and arms! I absolutely loved making this and all the tiny cutting. I hope you like it!

The print is for sale here on my Etsy Store....

Gillian x