Thursday, 30 August 2012

OOPS....

Been busy...with this and that plus making colour separations for my prints, when tonight I got a call from 'The Boss' I was supposed to go back to work today!!! ( we have five weeks holiday - working in a school) Only me, but not totally my fault as we normally get a letter, I was waiting last week and just today I thought I should have received it by now...It was send as an email ...only problem is I do not/cannot read work emails from home!



Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Maybe time for new stencil...

Still usable but time to cut the negative bits... 



Really enjoying the printing and not worrying about the subject matter...

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Experimental screen printing


Think I may need to stretch the paper to get it crisp and flat...


Ink still wet so need to take more pictures. 

Monday, 27 August 2012

...plus some colour





Screen Printing

Feeling a little lost on the 'where now front' so decided to screen print...cutting shapes free hand. I have no paint for painting...no press and printing stuff ...but will be taking after school sessions in screen printing so practice. I like printing and want to approach  screen printing in a casual fun way. 









Over printing did was okay until third colour..


News...

Its taken awhile but at last SA is shaded, hope my brother and parents can soon start a blog too!  My brother has a fantastic new place in Plettneberg Bay and my parents will join him there soon....I will go out next summer for the five break.


Graph of most popular countries among blog viewers
My stats for people viewing my blog
                                     
Boeties' place....

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Messing about with repeat

Started to think about the essence of African pattern while doodling on this the image that I was going to print....( No one likes the eyes staring ) :(

This reminds me of  The Cobra Movement I have looked at in the past  Combine with African styled work --- NB note to self  ....remaining  as surface pattern and not back to what I have done before....





Thursday, 23 August 2012

Thinking about printing my own drapes...

Can,t explain why but I like this page..sorry upside down !


Using same formula as last nights owl I have pulled into sections...

---reworked for a stencil to screen print.....not sure family will  like this, so need to leave for a few days and see if I still like it


Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Development of a sketch

 Looking for an agent so building a library of work created and or developed  in  illustrator, some things are done and just left others like this one I like and think this would be nice to take to a screen...more for clothing though. There are allot of owls out there and I think this one is a little different, definitely me but with out pushing it too far. 

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Doodles

Did not post yesterday but today spent a little time in illustrator. I was thinking I need to move up a gear and start using gradients and modelling...but i like working flat and smooth that's what pulled me into vectors. 


                               

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Okay I said I would do some art...

Since last posting decided to finish a painting I found in my clean up...the bird on the left was blocked in and background mostly done. I had no acrylics as I give them away to concentrate on screen printing, so had to 'borrow' some. A bit of a challenge to match colours but think colour is better worked with no black or white...





Not sure I should have grabbed the white marker...


Need to hang lower maybe...
Now to do tea. Leg is so swollen and al sorts of funny colours, need to rest it.

Well today has not gone to plan...

Did nothing but cleaning and sorting, and now I am just doing a little looking around on the web I thought I would post this work by artist  Zoe Ouvrier as it is inspirational. Forest and rhizome are my favourite.



http://zoeouvrier.com/page.php?part=forest&n=24

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

What do you guys think?


I am trying to 'create' a logo/ branding that is strong simple and easily recognized as mine...Needs to be modern fresh and reflect my work!  Doing allot of reorganizing and sorting in the house but tomorrow I am going to try squeeze in some screen printing. I want some chartreuse yellow cushions in my lounge...with a trellis/ogee pattern.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Back to this one...


Back to one of my favourite fonts...away from black and trying more subtle colours.

Monday, 13 August 2012

For my daughter

Emily liked this style so did a few...it is good to keep going/working with illustrator...hope time line on blog also helps give indication of how and what speed I work at. ( just plodding on at present)

Again...

 Some times things just happen at the right time. I received an email new letter from a company http://www.solopress.com/  I looked at  printing bushiness cards for my BA show last year. I love their work- branding, style & sample pack. Still would love to print black on black or use the UV printing. Well enough waffling on it made me realise that maybe a should be doing something more modern...On looking at yesterdays post this one stood out, just needs a little more work...

Sunday, 12 August 2012

UPDATE...


Wanted a wood block printed effect, still not there need to make look like a poster printed with letter press and on newsprint/comic book paper..Main worry is that this does not reflect my work style?  Two blogs today as I am nursing a poorly  leg after a fall  yesterday while out walking. No serious quiet funny as I fell down a back landed on a ledge and then as my hubby was  laughing fell further and into a stream....

Development of branding


Ideas for logo please feel free to comment. I like the right side but with all capitals...well for now.

Saturday, 11 August 2012

'sketchbook' page



Need to  find the correct font or make.....it is difficult to go away from what I already have but this brings name I trade under and website together.These are sketches but final piece must be slick...Posting is good as ideas are already evolving...

NEW IDEAS...


I came up here today to blog about redesigning my logo and web page, then remembered the previous post done from my mobile which was boring...looking for something to put on I came up with this idea...maybe silly but I have always enjoyed doing this and have lots of old story doodles so  I want to try blog a story...


Thursday, 9 August 2012

What now....

Well not one to be able to walk away...I am again thinking "what now". Looking at markets/events but need to try last thing I have not done -MAYBE  look for an agent.....


Monday, 6 August 2012

Saltburn ArtsFair

Yesterday was a very good day - the organisers did a brilliant job, location, organization. People and turn out where fantastic unfortunately lots of lookers and interest but no sales.  A big thank you to my friends who came along-- bit of moral support...so nice to see you guys Lauren, Bev, Mavis and Liz from work. Then Si who after all the grumbling seemed to enjoy the day, as usual he knew loads of people from the second we arrived and his friends turned up too. I also met up with other artists  from the past ..and two special friends from 'ice panto ' days...Even Toni from Australia was in touch...thanks to everyone!