Mandy Brannan


Sunday, July 18, 2010

Looking back.

As I really should get serious about the papermaking side of my practice - (studio/supplies/shows/small income maybe) I thought I'd look back at some of the artists that have influenced my work and techniques.
This work is by an artists that came to Fresno to teach a workshop (early 90's) and ended up staying for quite a while - can't remember how long but it must have been at least a year!! Karen Stahlecker. She stayed in Kathy Wasika's guest house and became envolved with us Fresno/Clovis based papermakers and other artists in the area. It was during her workshop that I became interested in her pigmenting and process techniques that greatly influence my papermaking then and now!
This is the work that I helped erect for her gallery show at the college.


This was a really lovely place to have a book fair - I thoroughly enjoyed my day - talked to some friendly book artists/teachers/folks on holiday.
I sold lots of paper packs and had some interesting feed-back from Simon regarding the RIBA pop-up shop.
After the show I brought fish and chips to eat down on the beach - a purrrfect end to a great day.

Some of the other folks I met there................

Oh ..... while sitting at the show discovered a new trick on my camera - see above picts!!!