Welcome to Ruby Victoria Letterpress & printmaking

Here you will find photos of all my original hand carved linocut prints and letterpress printing.
A commercial printer by trade a printmaker by choice.
I specialize in original handcarved lino block prints with a bit of letterpress thrown in for good measure.
All printed on antique printing machines with that unmistakable bite into the paper that you can only get with letterpress printing

The work that I do is not created on a computer everything is hand drawn then hand carved out of lino then printed one impression at a time on my tabletop letterpress machine

I do not use polymer which limits me somewhat in regards to type but I love to use traditional methods in my printing that involve handset type and hand carved designs and I think this is what make my work totally Original and Unique to what other people are doing right now and it also meaning everything I make is an original work of art
I love what I do and love to share it with others that are interested


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Yay we made it into Sydney today with the kids, we took the the train in from Rockdale into the centre of the city ad walked from there .
I was very humid and did seem as busy as i remember it being when I was 9 years old ,I guess everything seems alot bigger and busier when you are that age .
Ruby was very excited to be in a different place talking nonstop asking questions Christopher was just happy to be out and about doing something different.

Christopher and Eddie from Iron Maiden

I just had to take a photo of this person walking around the street advertising Utopia records
I was a bit of a metal fanatic when I was a teenager and this particular store was like the holy grail to me, being all the way down in Tasmania the really funny thing, is that I probably wouldn't have been able to find the shop if I had been looking but we were just wandering up this street and there it was I couldn't believe it so we went in for alook even though my music taste had changed dramatically since way back then, it was still great to finally be able to say I had been there.so anyway I wanted to get a photo of Christopher with this person dress up as Eddie ( any metal head worth their salt knows he is Iron maidens figure head for a lack of a better description) as Christopher has somewhat taken over from where I left off in regards to the love of metal

After a wonderful tip off from a Sydney friend we decided to go to the Queen Victoria building to see the enormous Christmas tree there, it was spectacular and is about 3 stories high
well worth going to have a look at, thanks Jen

Stunning Christmas tree at Queen Victoria Building in Central Sydney

We then headed down to Darling Harbor to the Aquarium which is just a 10 minute walk away from where we were Ruby and Christopher taking a break

Ruby Checking out the sharks

The enormous King Neptune built entirely out of Lego blocks, at the Sydney Aquarium

A picture made of lego blocks ,this was huge and covered a whole wall very impressive

When we got home Ruby helped me wrap a couple of Christmas gifts that we bought in the city for the family and Christopher built Lego that he bought from the Lego exhibition at Darling Harbor
Boy taking kids into the City is draining but it was worth it to see how happy the trip had made them and it gave us some time out as a family as we don't get to chance to do it very much
it was a good trip all in all .

1 comment:

  1. awesome field trips Nell - hope you have a great Christmas (and enjoy the northern heat !).


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