Prints of abstracted natural elements in a gradient roll colour pink and blue

ONE OF MANY POSTCARD

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I love taking part in the “One of many postcard” movement. It is as fun as rewarding!

 

"One of many postcard" is a charitable fundraiser set up by Sheffield based print-maker John Pedder in 2018 on Instagram. John sets a date and on that day, artists around the world send an original piece of art for free to anyone in the world requesting it. The recipient makes a donation to a charitable cause or a donation to a food bank, to pay it forward. How nice to be part of such a giving community!

As far as my printmaking practice is concerned, I adore always experimenting, trying new techniques, new ideas, use a different colour palette... each time.

Amour toujours, 31st October 2019

Collaged linocut print, 10x15 cm.

 

This design was fuelled by anguish and sadness of Brexit.

Printed collaged postcard. Two shapes evoking characters turning their backs to each other
Printed collaged postcard. 2 shapes : 2 turning their backs to each other and one facing n°2
3 carved lino blocks ans the print made out of them : a art nouveau shape in pink and warm yellow

Talisman,14th February 2020

Linocut print, 10x15 cm.

I used an Art nouveau (circa 1900) motive by an unknown artist to design this Talisman thinking of love on Valentine's day. Little did I know at that time that we would all need so much protection in 2020.

Fineus and Billie, 10th April 2020

Linocut print,15x10 cm

10th April 2020 was Good Friday in 2020. I decided to print a fish. I used a lovely drawing made by Maëlys a little friend of mine to create this 3 plates 4 colours print (she agreed forme to use her drawing).

Printed postcard of two red fished facing each other on a blue background, envelope, printed sleeve
Printed postcards of two red fished facing each other on a blue background
Black and white printed postcard of a cat looking backwards. His shadow projects on the wall
Printed greetings card in black on craft of a cat stretching and matching envelope

Chat noir, chat blanc, 25th July 2020. 

Linocut print, 10x15 cm

& Ne pas plier / do not bend, small linocut stamp

 

A fascination for the use of black and white made me design this linocut print of my cat Pamina and her shadow on the wall of the garden. Pamina is also the muse of the little "do not bend" stamp I put on the envelopes!

Respire ! 3rd November 2020

Dry point etching on rhenalon, 10x15 cm

And small lino stamp to decorate the envelopes.

 

In Novemberer 2020, France was about to enter in its second lockdown so this print was an occasion to metaphorically open the window... and breathe. I portrayed a plant and experimented a different technique of print, dry point etching.

Postcard sized etching in green of a pilea
Linoprint greetings card of a pilea printed on kraft with matching envelope and real pilea plant
8 four colours lino reductionprints of  ray of light hitting the bottom of the see

Lueur d'espoir ! 20th January 2021.

4 coulours reduction linoprint

10x15 cm on 16x22 cm Tosa shi paper

 

I offered this print made for the #printersolstice challenge on Instagram as my #oneofmanypostcard.

 

The prompt was "hope" and I had the pleasure to be awarded the "inky prize" for it (inks offered by Speedball Arts)!

This print was reinterpreted for the Printer Solstice print exchange.

A l'aube,1st April 2021

Linocut print, 10 x 15 cm on Tosa shi paper

For the last 2020 - 2021 prompt of the #printersolstice challenge on Instagram "elements", I designed a series of small stamps inspired by the shapes of the elements in nature. The colours evoque the sky at dawn. Each print is unique since I combined differently the elements. These were my offering for this round of One of many postcard.

I made other editions of this print in different colours as blank greetings cards "Eléments naturels", which you can find in my shop.

Prints of abstracted natural elements in a gradient roll colour pink and blue
Water cans taken over by orse bushes

L'arrosoir arrosé, 4th July 2021

Linocut print, 15 x 10 cm on Fabriano Unica paper.

This summery print was inspired by a picture sent to me by my printmaking mentor. You can read more about this print here on my blog.

Abondance

Abondance, 31st October 2021

Linocut print, 10 x 15 cm on Fabriano Unica white paper.​

This print is the first print of a new project for 2022 'belles rencontres'. It is of a real squirrel we met near home and symbolizes abundance (hence its title). 

A different version, on kraft paper, is available as a greetings card in my shop.

Abondance détail
L'esprit de la forêt

L'esprit de la forêt, 14th February 2022. Linocut prints, 9 x 9 cm on light Kozo paper. mounted on watercolour 300 g/m2 10 x 10 cm paper. Schminke waterbased ink.

These cards were made of the first version of Autumnal flamboyance, one of the prints of A sense of place series, in a bigger format. I cut the big print in small squares and added a dark green layer to evoke the spirit of the foret.

Clarté, 4th July 2022

Linocut print, 10 x 15 cm on Fabriano Unica white paper.​

This print is the second print of a new project for 2022 'belles rencontres'. It is of a real owl (Athene noctua/little owl) we met near home and symbolizes clarity (hence its title). 

A different version, on kraft paper, is available as a greetings card in my shop.