Monday, 31 December 2012


To all who read, follow or just stumble upon this blog...I wish that 2013 is a year full of promise, hope and joy. A year in which we achieve goals...Do something special and maybe make a difference.

Photo curtsy of Linda Harris 2012

Monday, 26 November 2012

Re:- Designer Market place

Well I have been quiet for a while but not lazy, been very busy and now its time for a snap shot of stuff that is almost ready for the market

Preparing work with mounts...trying to make the best decisions as work needs to fit stranded size frames.

This one may need a square frame and white

Selling prints in a mount  protected by cellophane.

Silly bird stickers

Thinking...only frame I have ... progress

night lights? progress

I am  fond of this print, may keep for myself , the actual mark making, details around the redand I wonder if I am not seeing it for what it is? A respected friend felt uneasy/unsure with the position/relationship of said blob-(constructive and very welcomed...thanks) 

...opinions are welcome please!   I may just  use smaller mount and find a section

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Job Hunting

It has been awhile since last posting...I have been applying for jobs, this seem to be so time consuming and many applications do not even get a response. A wake up call has been the realization of my pay to my worth! Along side this I have been developing my screen printing , mixing it with knowledge I gained through collography and relief printing in general I am pleased with the out come but not sure of the image/subject matter - final image needs further work or to be worked back into...

Different papers/card effect the quality of the print...

selecting the right paper gives you more 'open time' ... to work back into..
.... result, I like!

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

New Design Britian

I entered this too in a rush and did not get picked. Me a mixed reaction but a decision that actually helps me(Ithink!). The people selected are well worth taking a look at. Well done to them and good luck! Enjoy the show we had a good time last year, the group all got on so well- a fantastic experience. Look at Interiors UK website, some good work...inspiring. I like Helen Dugdale Paper Knotwood, I think I saw her work at New Designers just passed. Well there is a lot of nice stuff some I have not found so will be going to the show...

Monday, 22 October 2012

A sneaky peek....

Having send of my entry for New Design Britain and now beginning to think of  Designer Market Place stall. Next week is half term so I will begin cutting and sorting -packaging, postage, website (thinking of an on-line shop...) Only got 14 days left of subscription.... going to change created-to-design but can't think of another name!

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Illustrator again....

Worked on this at home as I do not have the fonts at work, there is still things I want to do but  it is a poster and with very little time it may have to do, see what corrections/alterations need doing.

Curtains done!

My little overlocker..I have the hang of threading this now! What a good little machine.

Friday, 12 October 2012

A silly doodle...(with sketch book pages added)

But I like...and thought I would share.... 

Woodland walk...progress

I think this has moved on to a good place and is in the style of the kudu, it is along the lines of what is out there and does not stand out as being too different -so this is one strand of my work.  Now I need to work out how I go forward with this sort of thing as in a finished product.  I am not fond of printing from a computer- paper or canvas, it needs to be hand done even if with the use of some computer...I have ideas. 
First I need to concentrate on Christmas Market stuff  as  as I will be entering this for New Design Britain 2013. I think that is my plan and I only have until 23.

This is a pattern worked out of berry image. I like it and think it is oriental in feel, wish I was here when doing my working inillustrator

Friday, 5 October 2012

Woodland walk

Misty and her 'small' stick

Like this one to work further...

Had a wonderful if not a bit too long a walk today photographing 'woodland'  to have more to draw from. Have other ideas ...just where does time go. Worked on fox image today and lenthened his snout...I think it maybe better... today

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Designer Market Place

Just booked to be part of this event on 15th December -Middlesbrough town hall

I have cushions & lampshades but would like maybe  to do some limited edition prints, using my woodland theme that I have started working on. The hope is that I can build an illustration/illustrator is the beginning of this work, been very busy sketching. The fox is 'on holiday'  I need to look at his muzzle and jut check if it is more pointed...  Picture is low res but gives you an idea 

Monday, 1 October 2012

Back to thinking seriously...

New theme Woodland, going back to where  I appeared to have it right/ strengths Kudu Chair

Back to drawing, sketching while watching TV, mainly line work so is easier to take to illustrator....

As always my friends are present! This one hogging half my chair...the other , chilled out on the floor.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Illustrator for work...

Above entrance...
First piece done in illustrator and printed on box canvas at entrance...

the theme continues....

All neat and tidy

Very large box you leave

It has taken awhile but the space I manage has finally taken shape...A Royal Visit today made sure everyone worked hard to get the place looking its best.