Remember in my previous Work in Progress post, I mentioned a Facebook conversation that changed my entire approach to colour schemes? Thanks to Leela Sinha, this series of 6 pieces are way more colouful and interesting than they might have been.
As with the Friends: Luka, Pace and Joy image, when I made the initial lino prints, the plan was to make all the peoples’ skin a pale-ish colour. I wasn’t even looking forward to painting them all the same as each other. I knew I wanted to do 6 images, though.
Then came the conversation with Leela. I’m so glad she was honest with me in our exchange – I can be obtuse/overcautious sometimes! Leela’s message? “Yes. Please, represent us!”. With ‘permission’ offered, I launched into a happy frenzy of a more colourful world, embracing the inherent beauty of diverse skin colors. I don’t need to be told twice to add more colour!
This isn’t a “Limited Edition Lino Print“. It’s 6 different colour schemes on the same lino outline, and is classified a printers proof – each hand labelled by me with “PP” at bottom left corner.
Random Fact: Did you know you can buy blue lipstick on etsy?
I ended up having so.much.fun playing with the colourful adornments and, like last time, finding great joy in a happy spectrum of hues!
This series of PPs makes me so happy! Do they make you happy too? A little extra demonstration that being inclusive makes things richer. Better.
Can’t wait to show you the colourful ‘pirate girls’ print, probably next week. It was influenced (again) by the pivotal conversation with wonderful Leela, and a podcast! Stay tuned…
Have a gorgeous week!
Love Meg x o
PS Check out my new little Happiness and Mental Health board on Pinterest, started in commemoration of World Mental Health Day on October 11.