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the sapient pig
Drawing, painting, printmaking... Please visit my blog and leave a comment, I'd love to hear from you.
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Hi Evie It's a gocco printing machine that I bought on ebay. I don't think they make them anymore so ebay is your best bet and you can get the supplies you need for it from various places on etsy by doing a search for gocco supplies. Good luck!
Hi there. Just found your blog through I Like ( and I love it! This stuff is right up my street. My uncle is the last printer who used traditional typesetting in Scotland ( and had tons of these trays and other bits and peices around for ages, I wasn't in a position then to take any of them unfortunately. Great blog!
Toggle Commented Oct 16, 2006 on Vintage Letterpress Type Drawer at ephemera
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this is wonderful ulla. i was considering doing plant taxonomy for a while and am also fascinated by botanical illustration - although like you i prefer the discections and detailed studies of odds and ends rather than full blown illustrations of a whole flower. these are magnificent!!! i want huge versions of them adorning my walls! i'm going to get totally lost in that link :)
Toggle Commented May 31, 2006 on Botanical Mysteries at ULLABENULLA
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oh my goodness these are amazing! i love nick knight's work. wow.
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2006 on Clothing under lights. at ULLABENULLA
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so nice ulla. my mum was the same - and still is (though not so much with the making of things!) and often reports back to me on what the fairies in the garden have been saying lately (usually it's something about me :D) - so it really never has to end!
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2006 on Do you Believe in Fairies? at ULLABENULLA
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these are lovely - such a lot of work involved (i imagine!)
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2006 on Fairytale Fashion at ULLABENULLA
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What a great idea!! I hope you'll join in the '5's' game that I've tagged you for on my blog Ulla - but of course it's just for fun so no worries if you don't!
Toggle Commented Apr 24, 2006 on Figural Paper Theatre's in Petaluma at ULLABENULLA
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lovely peice! the background is just great.
Toggle Commented Apr 21, 2006 on Birthday in Merryville! at ULLABENULLA
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these look great - such nice themes.
Toggle Commented Apr 20, 2006 on Language of Flowers - Class Sample at ULLABENULLA
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oh this is lovely work - thanks for posting it up :)
Toggle Commented Apr 20, 2006 on April Colors... at ULLABENULLA
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i love the firecrackers - the one with the lion on is fab
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2006 on John McRae at the Castle at ULLABENULLA
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these are amazing!
Toggle Commented Apr 5, 2006 on GARDEN JEWELS at ULLABENULLA
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i was just looking at his website recently - such lovely illustrations. i love the frog in the dress standing on a fish :)
Toggle Commented Mar 28, 2006 on Igor Olejnikov at ULLABENULLA
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i love the teapot! what a great design.
Toggle Commented Mar 27, 2006 on Commedia dell'arte at ULLABENULLA
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lovely - the clocks look great. like the little pig too :)
Toggle Commented Mar 27, 2006 on Slowly but surely... at ULLABENULLA
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these are fantastic! i especially love the top one. the story of how they came about reminds me of when i was at college and my friends and i used to pretend we were 'on holiday' in the living room and sit around in bikinis drinking cocktails and take 'holiday snaps' to record our trips.
Toggle Commented Mar 18, 2006 on Make-believe ancestors at ULLABENULLA
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Lovely - I just had a look at the pages from these books you have posted up. I love what you've written about it too, especially about how it helps you to understand your own creative process. I find mine both grounding and inspirational in equal measure.
Toggle Commented Mar 11, 2006 on Pages of inspiration at ULLABENULLA
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