In March of 2020 just after the Global Pandemic of COVID19 was declared, I was poking around alone in the studio. The phrase “Weird Times” popped into my head and I decided to make a little wood block. I was printing it on some paper and posted it, along with the “I am Barbara Walters and this is TWENTY TWENTY” in my front window, as a nod to the neighbourhood and my decorating our now very shared streetscape.
Someone asked me if I could print a tshirt if thT for them, and I had a few shirts kicking around the studio and lots of textile printing pigment so I said yeah!
I was soon inundated with requests for these Weird Times shirts, so I had to call in a few reinforcements and teach them a few basics of woodblock printing on fabric.
They are total sports. And they now know a few secrets on how to print and make their own tshirts. Which will come in handy for Declan sooner than later, as he just started a podcast on Spotify Juno Beach
And finally, here’s a rare picture of me, taken by Hamish actually printing with my little woodblock.