Saturday, 24 January 2015

Friday, 23 January 2015

Been a while...

I have not posted for a while been so sucked into this tattoo idea. Yes I have had a few wins but have worked for them....the ratio of winning when you see this screen shot is not that great, but I am hooked, worked with some lovely people,  from far away places, (learned some very helpful tools in illustrator  thank to a celtic knot) .  Working from home is also taking some getting used to time management etc. Busier now than ever ! 
Need to get back to Stick and Create....it looks like at Easter I will be running workshops  "Embellishing Textiles with CAD cut materials...."   more news on this to follow.May need to do some more stock/valentine stuff for Poppy Rose....
Upcycling and furniture thing is still also on the go but this is totally tied in with other people, should have some update in next couple of weeks as they have now got a shop....












Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Happy 2015!

A little late but been so busy now just to many things on the go I will have to let something go just not sure which one...Can I not make more hours on a day! First there was stick and Create and there still is but I have not come back to this ...got into tattoo designing as I thought it would help me draw more and create new work for decals. Wellllll that has been addictive, loving the briefs the challenges and the people, been drawing frantically, but  not a lot that can come across to my decals. Had two winners and a few invites which just fuel the obsession to draw!  Theres the upcycling ...a chair  pad/cushion lying behind me waiting for its cover. Trying  to tender to deliver some art workshops and today the new that  a bid for workshops at a college has been successful...oh lets not forget invigilation and a random scattering of support workshops.

Well writing this all down makes me see why there no time...and housework is running away. I am busier now than when I was working, big difference is there's  no pay cheque....but I am happy just hope i can make a go of this....

Some images, Its quite flattering to think someone will live with what you design for ever!
WON...

WON...



Thursday, 11 December 2014

RE USE / RECYCLE / UP CYCLE

Project i am involved in ...may look like urbexing of some sort but no! ....This is my pile of stuff I am doing up and slowly falling in love with my collection,  but it not 'mine' its part of an community enterprise thing. Not sure how I fell into this but thats me , get my fingers into allsorts ....




Totaly fell in love with these curved chairs, sorry no before photos....but had straight heavy legs with a mass of metal work.....



“OUR AIM IS NOT TO PRODUCE GOODS FOR PEOPLE TO BUY, BUT TO CREATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE TO LIVE”

ReBuild North East was registered as a Community Interest Company on the 9th July 2009 and aims to become the regional centre of excellence for the community reuse and recycling sector.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

If Colleen did colour....

It was probably look like this....


Thanks Sis for use of your photos! Knew they would come in handy....

Been awhile...

Pop up shops last day, no news on that front but so much is going on here. Not sure that this blog is of great interest to anyone, it more a personal log of my journey. ...but been doing a course and hopefully I can soon be posting stuff and stories you want to read, thats the plan.

I am winding and twisting my way through trying to be successful as an artist, make a living from it and I have been here before but not in the same way, redundancy has changed that!   All for the better. I have in the past continually change my work in the hope that it sells or fits in. Big difference now... now my work is my work and I am  finding a place where it fits...been doing social media and promotion style courses.  I have joined facebook pages for all sorts including  paper cutting and seem some wonderful stuff and some of my work lends itself to template so those have gone on my website...more to follow and room for development, decals are staying -with more designs and modifications....getting that all ready for Spring 2015.   

Surprising to most who know me is I have been accepted to submit designs for tattoos....very excited if not a little reserved as may not work but that is work as I like to work!  see myweb page... got a link got/certified!!!!
Waiting to see if client accepts this....feedback first one!