I've been back at the print workshop this week creating another screen print inspired by a little vintage Andrews Liver salts tin I found.
This beautiful rusty old tin, contained a powder for the joy of 'inner cleanliness' according to Wiki...
"Andrews Liver Salts was first sold from 1894, by William Henry Scott and William Murdoch Turner. Their business in the north-east of England originally imported margarine in the 1870s and 1880s. Their offices were in Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne, and the product was named after St Andrew's church nearby. The trademark "Andrews Liver Salt" was registered in 1909. From the 1930s, promotional materials recommended taking the salts for "inner cleanliness".
At the time of buying the tin, all the heather in our back garden
( I use the word 'Garden' very loosely ) was flowering a beautiful magenta purple which complimented the little green rusty tin perfectly!
So, after drawing from a photograph of the tin and heather on our fireplace
and creating the black artwork for the colour separations
and spending way tooooooo much time mixing greys and ash wood tones,
I started to print...
... It felt so good to be back in the screen printing studio,
and soooo very lovely to have Skyla around on work experience,
being a fabulously efficient help and sharing her chocolate hobnob teacakes!
Hope your whole system is feels invigorated today!