Keeping warm

We arrived in Radicondoli on Thursday afternoon, and, after lighting the stove in an attempt to thaw the near arctic conditions of the flat, we decided there was nothing for it – we HAD to defend our title in the Torneo di Panforte in Palazzo Bizzarrini. After last year’s stunning performance it was a bit of a disappointment that we were beaten, perhaps due to a combination of lack of practice, wine and jet lag!

Resolution and Absolution MLM-stylee

Well, I have spent the last few days phoning all the places related to THE FOUR PAINTINGS/TERRIBLE TRUTH DEBACLE, explaining that I never had them in the first place. I am glad I have done all this by phone, as they would probably have me locked up over all the confusion I have spread throughout Dublin.

Great Art Heist

In case anyone might have noticed I have been a bit “preoccupied” the past few weeks….LSH/Marcus had (charitably) described me as “distracted”, but in reality “demented” would have been a more realistic term to use.
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Wrap Party

Once again the Studio Open Days were a great opportunity to meet up with people who have bought my work over the years, as well as new people with an interest in printmaking. It was a bit slow to start with and most people came in the afternoons on both weekends. I sold quite a lot of my work, but the calendars were a  huge success and sold out!



Punk is dead - long live punk!

Yesterday was the first of 4 studio open days. It was a bit slow at first, but like buses, a load of people came at once! As usual I gave print demonstrations throughout the day. But things didn’t quite go as planned….I was pulling a print, and I thought it was going quite well until LSH (Marcus) appeared and  uttered the fatal words, “and here’s the magical bit”. This led to the backing tissue smudging the ink and ruining the print.  He wisely disappeared back into the kitchen, the atmosphere of which now resembles that of a distillery: all the mulled wine palarva! 

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