I've kept that early New Year's resolution back in December to return to do a course at the Double Elephant Print Workshop in Exeter. Its name is derived from an old system for sizing paper. Isn't it lovely? Wouldn't it be wonderful to expand on this and redefine all those boring A4 and B5 sheets in terms of the similarity of their dimensions to animal volume. Half a Squirrel perhaps or Triple Weasel. The possibilities, as I heard a slightly pissed person tell his mate once at a Pizza Hut salad bar, are endless.
In the meantime let me show you someone else's art. No printmaking as I am way too random to keep to subject but papercutting. Louis and I are blown away by the work of the Maude White. Here's a link to her website and she can also has an Etsy shop. We found her by chance as we were looking for examples of laser cut work for a design and technology project. A happy accident really as her paper carvings are all produced by hand, an amazing feat given their complexity and fragility. It's hard to pick a favourite but I've come up with a couple that we both like, including one with an elephant, albeit a single one. There you go. I haven't gone so far off theme!