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Adventures in Arting Podcast: Christina's Lino Life

Today's guest is Christina Richmond, aka Tweeny.  Christina lives in Bath, and as a Jane Austen fan, I've always had a fantasy version of Bath in my head.  We do chat about this at the top of the podcast, but then we get into the creative meat of the matter: when graphic design meets lino.

If you do not see the podcast player above, please click on this link.  On the off chance that you've never listened to a podcast or don't get why anybody would want to, here are some facts: (1) Podcasts are convenient. It's a recording that is available to you whenever and wherever you'd like to listen. You can pause, stop, start, fast forward, and rewind. Stream it through Apple Music or any podcast service. (2) Podcasts are great for listening to while making art. They provide intellectual stimulation and create a bit of company (like hanging out with friends) without the visual distraction of the TV. (3) Podcasts can inspire and educate you. I often find myself jotting down notes when I listen to a podcast. There's so much I want to remember.

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Meet Christina:

She is a designer by day, living and working in the beautiful city of Bath, and an artist-printmaker in her free time.

Tweeny_Festive ribbon
Tweeny_Festive ribbon
She has been print-making for around 9 years, mostly creating small lino prints packed full of detail.

Tweeny_Out of my window
Tweeny_Out of my window
Christina is teaching how she creates her stamp designs on her iPad in the #CarveDecember Class.

Some things we discuss on the podcast:

  • being part of a creative couple
  • precision
  • Pfeil Tools
  • Flexcut Slipstrop for sharpening tools
  • relationship between lino and graphic design
  • lino carving as a hobby, with no desire to make it a profession
  • lino vs rubber (lino is biodegradable)
  • Christina's ideal studio
  • Presses: Book Press, Woodzilla Press
  • Beth Lewis of @booloulewdesign
  • not rushing things

Links for Christina:


And finally, in case you're wondering, she got the house!

Thanks for stopping by!