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Frontispiece by Martin Dace from A Mermaid in the Bath by Milton Marmalade

My posts will continue from time to time on Milton Marmalade's blog, since I don't have time for frequent enough posts on this (Martin Dace's Art) blog.

Milton Marmalade is the author of A Mermaid in the Bath, for which I did the illustrations. It is the story of how a rather dull and ordinary man is transformed by his heroic rescue of a captured mermaid.

In his blog Milton Marmalade writes about whatever satisfies the following conditions: (1) it has entered his sometimes curly brain, (2) he considers that it might be worthy of your attention. He will therefore be unlikely to inform you of what he had for breakfast or of his opinion of the real housewives of [insert name of place where there are self-selected strange people here].

I shall occasionally post there as well, with anything on an art-related theme.


Kitchen lithography

I should like to draw your attention to Émilie Aizier's method of kitchen lithography. The technique involves the use of non-toxic materials to be found in an ordinary kitchen.

Stone lithography printing allows unusual freedom of expression. Images can be drawn or painted and the range of marks possible is immense. I learned stone lithography at Morley College in London some years ago, but I have not been able to practise it since, because it requires several things I don't have, that is, sufficient space, a lithography stone, a litho press and a supply of nitric acid. Therefore I was very interested to learn of a method of lithography that uses such friendly materials as aluminium foil and cola.

Perhaps when time allows I'll have a go, meanwhile for those who are interested you can order the book (available in English, French or Spanish) from the author.