Poor neglected Inky shop! Well my last post was way way back in February and I have had a busy few months. The Felt Menagerie has been super super busy with lots of wedding orders and some new galleries and shops to supply and I haven't had any time to make new inky things or do anything except maintain my shops.
In fact there was a point in the last few months where John and I discussed just closing down Ink altogether and selling off my supplies and remaining stock. I was just worn out from being a feltmaker my drawing and printing were falling by the way side. Not helped by the lack of energy and the fact that I had only been able to make it to 2 ceramics classes last term. Frankly the whole thing was getting me down until this last couple of weeks where there was a lull in the felty orders and I had a little more time to play... maybe it's just the seasons changing but I have started feeling a bit more energised and inspired.
I have been making these lino plates of nests for ceramics class and printing them on to procelain, I have to wait to fire the ceramics before I take any pictures but I am very very happy with my prints and there should be some paper versions appearing in the shop soon. Also I am drawing again, for some reason I am obsessed with bears... so at the top of this post is my favourite grumpy bear drawing which I will be making into a gocco print soon.
It feels very good to be inspired and working again, sometimes us creative types get stuck in a bit of a rut and it takes a while to work thru it. I'm looking forward to a creative summer *:D