On a walkabout

Today, I decided to take advantage of the nice weather and went for a little walk. Life has been a bit hectic these past few weeks, but things have recently calmed down. It was nice to walk around the neighborhood and although I stumbled upon a delicious looking Mediterranean restaurant, I mostly found myself fluttering about with the springtime flowers.

Swings on the playground in our complex

Flowers & leaves: spring is certainly here

Church door near our place

Budding tress in the church yard

iddy biddy blue petals

My new best friend: Berty

Blooming cherry blossom trees, reminds me of Korea

Full bloom

I've really been enjoying the vintage/antiqued effect that iPhoto offers. As you can see, the photo above is unfiltered while the following uses one. It gives a sense of nostalgia.

More blossoms



This past week, I had the opportunity to participate in a Screenprinting workshop with the Tate. Needless to say, this was an exciting opportunity to not only interact with a famous artist (Allen Jones), but also to spend time at the London Print Studio producing our own work. It felt great to get the creative juices flowing again and reminded me of how exhausting it can be. Being able to understand the process of screenprinting from beginning to end was fun and my friend and I hope to return for some open studio sessions. Here is an image of a dual color print I did. First, we laid down the solid red color. The bottom part is actually a blown up outline of the place we are getting married at this summer. The second color (the flowers and plants) were printed on top of them using new screens. Hopefully, I can bring these in and do a bit more with them at the shop. I also want to experiment with some stiching on them. If all works according to plan, we might hang some up at the big event this July. We'll see if I'm that ambitious though :)