Friday, 4 August 2006

The Hosta Lover

For years I tried to grow hostas in my garden as they're plants I really love. However the snails always seemed to love them more than I did. It was a battle of wills and the snails won.
This is a hand tinted linotype in a limited edition of twenty-five.


  1. Oh dear this is beautiful and wow such fun new work!! now to grow hostas without the snails try I believe it's beer that you put in a shallow dish under (near) the hostas and they crawl in and drown!! hubby loves them too and also uses sevin dust that works too!! (he hates to share his beer!!!hehehe!!) but yes ours are great too we don't have snails we have slugs about the same family I believe!! anyway maybe that will help!!!
    Hugs Linda

  2. I have discovered your blog today and just wanted to say how fascinating it is. I've been sitting here so long, going through your archive, that I've got a crick in my neck... and I haven't scratched the surface yet. You are so prolific ... puts me to shame. I was born in Lancashire and have lived in Cyprus for the last 5 years. I've put a link on my blog ... I shall be back regularly to see what you are upto. Great stuff!

  3. This is lovely. I really like the contrast of the background with the flowers

  4. Oooh, this is GREAT! It is wonderful to see such a variety of printmaking techniques. Do you have your own press or do you go to a workshop to use theirs?

    Kari x

  5. Thank you all!
    Kari I don't use a press, my prints are all done with just my hands and a rolling pin! :D I'd love to have access to a press though - someday maybe.