Putting my positive head on after another sleepless night last Tuesday. I've been working on a new collection of linocut prints for forthcoming art exhibitions and events since December. With these and my in person linocut workshops cancelled, it's a challenging time.
I'm just blown away by people’s kindness and messages to my newsletter and on my social media feeds. Planning to do more videos to inspire you all to get creative.
Let's get creative - Making homemade cards
I want to inspire you to get creative. I'll be working on involving people in simple ways of making cards at home.
Let's use our creativity to lift people’s spirits. A homemade card and handwritten note brings so much joy and brightens someone's day. A simple message, “I’m thinking of you”, “Happy birthday”, “I’m here if you need to chat” makes so much difference.
Share with your friends, neighbours and community. Let's support each other with positive messages and art.
If you THINK you can’t draw I’ll be providing downloadable templates.
I’ll be looking at ways kids can get involved too, to inspire all your budding artists.
We can have fun together and share our ideas. Hash tag #GetCreativeWithMichelle and she your art. Facebook group etc to follow.
I am looking at inventive ways of using other materials around your home to create prints. Are your neighbours crafty or arty and do they have materials they can share?
Online linocut workshops
I will be offering a selection of online tutorials and step by step guides such as 'How to make a linocut for beginners'.
Some will be free and some may be for a small fee. See website for latest updates.
I’ll be thinking of ways to get creative together in the coming weeks. Watch this space.
To be first to hear about these please join my mailing list. There is a link on my contact page.
Virtual studio tours and work in progress
I'll be sharing studio tours and work in progress of my new linocut designs through video and photos. I want to inspire people and keep spirits up.
Greetings cards and Original prints
Original linocut prints can be bought in my Online Shop. Prices start from £20.
Deliveries are still available by post. To limit the amount of times I go to the Post Office I will be posting orders once a week with pre paid postage. If your order is for a special occasion and time sensitive, please get in touch before ordering and I will do the best I can to get it to you in time.
I can deliver orders locally in York by bike. Contact me at 07808 472379 or email@example.com
Orders can also be picked up from my York pick up point.
You can see more about each linocut print on my Printmaking page.
Stay in touch
Keep up to date with work in progress and positive messages on:
Instagram at michellehughesdesign
Any other ideas would be more than welcome.
Thank you for your support and kind messages as always. I'll reply as quickly as I can.
About the artist
Michelle Hughes is a North Yorkshire landscape artist. Much of her work depicts the Yorkshire landscape and Yorkshire coast, including the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors.
Michelle loves exploring the British countryside by bike or on foot, camera in hand, capturing ideas for her next prints. Back in her garden studio, Michelle creates simple but stylised silhouettes based on her photographs, and hand carves these shapes into lino. She hand prints with an etching press, using oil-based inks to create tonal blocks of colour.
Michelle’s original linocut prints are limited editions.