The past few months I have been spending more time in my studio and garden due to the Covid19 pandemic and lockdown. At first, like most creatives, I felt blocked, numbed, and dreading the uncertainty for all of us. And then the sun came out and everything settled down, the flowers bloomed and I just felt grateful to be here, healthy and at home. Here are a few pics from my garden which can sometimes distract from working on art, but now is combining with my new monoprinting venture. I hope that you like them?
Monoprints are made using a "gelli plate" and acrylic paints. They are great fun to make but can be quite challenging to control. For me the unexpected textures and layers are part of the joy and mystery of this process. Also, my plate is quite small and I hope to invest in a larger one soon so that I can work on a larger scale. Below is a selection of my recent monoprints available to buy in my etsy shop.
MMDesign was founded by Maureen Mitchell in 2009 and has been building up a clientele from websites and various trade events.