Friday, 4 February 2011

ENAMEL IDEAS

Less is more, keep it simple, advice I hear myself offering all the time. Do I take my own advice...very rarely. In this case I think I might. It is tempting to add moths or crows to these screen printed enamel transfers, but I like the clean lines and the image continuing on the spoon. I am fighting that little voice that is saying it was too quick to make. But I have to remember that I took the photograph, I made the screen and printed it onto the transfer paper and it has taken me months to learn how to apply a smooth thin layer of enamel onto a steel surface. So half an hours enamelling, months of preparation to get there! Too quick?

5 comments:

Are you curious about me? said...

They are amazing and perfect just as they are.

Printed Material said...

Years of experience have also gone into refining your style so it's hardly been a quick process. This just evidences that you know exactly what you want to achieve and you are focussed on achieving it.How wonderful that you've got it down to a fine art! In saying that, I see the imagery as a bit of a departure for you, but I love it as much as everything else you come up with. Why don't my spoon ideas look as good as that? Lesley x

whitney-anne said...

it needs nothing more . . absolutley perfect as is.

Bridget Farmer said...

As always I'm loving your work. You inspire me every time I look at your blog!

Kitsch and Curious Elaine said...

I know that feeling of over-complicating things! I think putting the image on a spoon is great. I like the idea of ordinary things acquiring a transforming layer.