This simple lino cut is my Christmas card design – a warm red jumper with holly motif. I love wool, woolly jumpers and knitting. As I have just resumed knitting a jumper which I started knitting over 6 years ago I was inspired to put a festive woolly on my Christmas card.
I have just completed an edition of Linocut prints which I have decided to call ‘Rapt’. The image is based on a sculpture I saw at the annual exhibition in Chichester Cathedral Cloisters. The sculpture by Kate Denson and is entitled “Sun Day Worship”. It is of a young woman sitting on a bench, with one knee drawn to her chest. She seems to be lost in some sort of reverie; be it of sorrow, fancy or epiphany. She is alone with her thoughts and unaware of the world around.
Continuing my schoolboy morbid fascination with World War 2 and the horrors of mass bombing. In the Lancaster bomber, trapped in a searchlight, seven airmen face mortal peril. Down at ground level it’s no picnic either. The city is ablaze and the population is fleeing.
Another good day at Omega Printmakers today. We are preparing for the November exhibition. I made yet more bikes. In fact this picture is the story of my life in bikes – my Autobikography.