A visit to Scarborough, which I think is one of the loveliest places in Brisbane, and home to some of my favourite trees: the ‘tangly trees”. I’m not alone in loving these trees, when I stop to visit them, a small child is sobbing as she is taken from her branch to go home.

I was in Scarborough for a Flying Arts day of monoprinting and etching with grade 8 students. What struck me during the session was all the exquisite detail that the medium allows, the scribes are fine, and etch a deep rich line into the depth of the plate that holds a lot of ink relative to it’s width. The group were very enthusiastic, and learned quickly how to make monoprints, chine colle, and some transfer printing methods, then combined these techniques with a drypoint etching.

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