Printing oranges, the final part

One last insight in my recent orange printing experience.

If you would like to check out the two first parts where I explain how to do Lino-printing and about the other orange prints, they are here.

Since I already explained how to Lino-print and where my inspiration for halved Oranges is coming from. I would like to share some different thoughts about my work this time.

It is actually one part I really enjoy about writing articles on hive. Every time I post about my work, I kind of get a different view on it, by wondering what or how I should write about my artistic outcome. And by giving words to the thoughts I have behind every thing I do. But dont get to speak them if it was just for myself.

I don’t like when people ask me about my hobbies. What has that to do with printing oranges?
You’ll see.

When I get asked about my hobbies, I usually have no idea what to answer. Not because I have no interests, I have plenty. But I have no hobbies.

In my head, a hobby is a thing you like to do, and you also like to talk about and kind of spread in your life all over. You have photos of your hobby on the walls and if you have to choose a color you choose a color representing your hobby.

One thing I do really enjoy dough, is illustrating oranges. Finding new lines and expressions, sometimes more abstract or less. I also like other fruits, but rather to eat them. No other fruit inspires me to draw, print and paint her over and over.

Person: “What are your hobbies?”
Me: “halved oranges”

Doesn’t really work, does it?

Still, I do have associations about oranges, memories, that I like to talk about. I love the smell of orange trees. Orange can also be a very nice color.

Carving those Lino-prints, completely immersed in all the lines and shapes I imagined, halved oranges could have.

Can halved oranges be my hobby now?

Thank you all for stopping by!! It is awesome to have you here:)
Have a very lovely day!

(all photos and prints are my own)



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Mmmmmmmmm ....

YeS!

I hate the concept of 'hobby' - and of 'pass-time' too!! Being immersed in Life is more like it. I feel this way about 'work' and 'earning' too: instead I Live In Gift. :-D I loved reading about your creative vitality dear friend, and really enjoy seeing your artistic hand-work!

Much love!

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😊 Thank you!!! It is always really nice to get your comments and feel understood by you:)
❤️

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I think that every hobby is monetized today, and therefore has lost its meaning.
The ultimate answer is: I read books, they change the topic very fast.:p Cliché, but helps to get rid of.:D

Does kesityu has something to do with your hobby or word kesitu, that means cross section?

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Lol yes, the books not bad...:)
hmm kesityu kind of spontaneously came up to me as a name and then stayed for a while until I decided I like it enough to make it my brand name, so yess also my hobby, as much as oranges:)) but I dont know if it means anything in any language, but if you know something it could mean..?

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Tried to find out myself, ended up with Turkish word 😂
Almost sure that's not yours. 😏

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uuh interesting, and what is the turkish word? (some shitty awful meaning or is it nice and romantic? 😂)

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Kesit - cross section, also shows word has Indonesien roots.
I do know to complicate my life...

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That does sound interesting!! Ill have to look into it:) When I googled it I found lots of asian stuff, but then never digged...

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This is awesome! I haven't done printing like this since i was back in school. Excellent work and super cool post as usual! Thanks for sharing here.

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Thank you, It is a pleasure to have your response as usual:)
And yess I enjoyed it very much too, in school I did it lots as well, but it is quite one of those things, I find, you really enjoy, but never really make the space for... (well we will see how long the next gap will be:)

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Oh my these are awesome and the process sounds so therapeutic. I have never done any lino work, but it looks so soothing and much less stressful than normal drawing. But as they say, the grass is always greener on the other side. Anyways, I love the orange obsession!

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Thank you!! Yes it is a very meditative process indeed. So many different mediums to try out and have around, sometimes difficult to focus on one, but Lino-printing seems to catch up on me every now and then..

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Same here. I know the feeling of "juggling too many balls" and then dropping them all. But some things just stick, like you said about lino. It is good to have some of those hobbies that just get you "in the zone". Happy creative days! Stay safe.

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Just gorgeous, woman. 💥

My training makes me want to say sarongs; duvet covers... and more. But I'd totally put one of these on my wall rather. ❤️

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oooh yess, I thought of that just today, leggings was one idea... ( I love them with prints and colours..) Ill see if I get into printing some bigger fabrics with it... and then sew some clothes.
...too many ideas, again😅
it is always really nice to have your visit in my posts, thank you❤️ until soon, have a very good evening!!

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