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
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 ...|
|night lights?....in progress|
|...opinions are welcome please! I may just use smaller mount and find a section|
Saturday, 10 November 2012
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
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. http://www.interiorsuk.com/page.cfm/link=65 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
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
Friday, 12 October 2012
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 degree..love working inillustrator|
Friday, 5 October 2012
|Misty and her 'small' stick|
|Like this one to work further...|
Tuesday, 2 October 2012
Just booked to be part of this event on 15th December -Middlesbrough town hall www.designersmarketplace.org.uk
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 portfolio...here 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
New theme Woodland, going back to where I appeared to have it right/ strengths where...eg- 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
|First piece done in illustrator and printed on box canvas at entrance...|
|the theme continues....|
|All neat and tidy|
|Very large box canvas...as 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.