You would think that being off work would mean that I would be relaxing! However I am at my happiest when either solving a problem, exploring, playing and/or making.
The stormy weather for the last few days has seen me exiled to the house and fine tuning my essays for January deadline: essays being a task far preferable to housework. The tempestuous elements far from being an inconvenience are the promise of new and exciting treasures to be discovered on the shoreline. So seizing a weather window I liberated myself from my academic employment and set off to catch the foamy waves with my Polaroid camera and see what flotsam and jetsam I might discover.
Disappointed I was not as the coastline delivered an elemental display that warned me to retreat further inland as the sea proceeded to fill my welly boots. The Polaroid camera caused me a little trouble as I manually evicted the film on each exposure......a problem only because of the wind. It didn't take me long to expose all my prints though and I wished I had brought another film with me. However, it is best that I didn't for the results of new processes are always best reflected upon so that experiments can either be replicated or improved upon.
Happy with my prints I decided to push them further by making emulsion lift transfers onto Fabriano 5 paper. Excited by the results I was glad that I didn't take the other film with me as the next experiment I intend to make will be a panoramic joiner, emulsion lift transfer onto wood that I found on the beach.