These are some holiday snaps of my grandparents they recently took on holiday in Italy. I love the imagery and think they would be a great start for some new designs maybe? I'm not sure what I would like to start drawing but I am definitely missing it at the moment!
Tuesday, 31 May 2011
Things have got very busy again! This is me when I managed a little free time to have a socialise with some friends at newcastle. I don't really know what I'm doing with this scarf on my head but I think I look quite vintage. Today everyone was back at uni with degree show meetings, new designers meetings, and painting the boards. This was very hard work and the boards were huge! Paint also seemed to go everywhere! Was nice to see everyone again.
Wednesday, 25 May 2011
These are some photo's my friend Tara took of me and Anni setting off on our sponsored walk. We wasn't sure whether to, but to make it more fun we decided to do it three legged! This was very tricky, especially to cross roads as Anni tried to run with her leg attached to me. The money we was raising was for out trip to Africa in July. Please help us if you can by donating anything on the site below :)
Sunday, 22 May 2011
Friday came and I was sat waiting for a very important email. And at 15.37pm it arrived! I have been selected for New Designers in London! I am so pleased this is what I have been working towards this year! I've never been happier! Also a big well done to the others who have been selected there is 14 of us in total who will be at the college stand! These are some photo's I found I had taken in first year which seemed a long time ago now. Not long and I will be there myself :)
Monday, 16 May 2011
These are a couple of images I did for my product visualisation. I think they work quite well, with the white and cream bases the colours in my print really stand out. Yesterday I hung some of my three metre lengths in my window as we have a really tall ceiling. It made me feel really proud to see them and the light hitting the fabric really emphasised the print.
Today has been strange, this morning was the hand in of our Final Major Project. I can't believe its over. I love printing and drawing and feel abit lost without my work. Hopefully after a little rest I would like to start researching some new ideas. I am really pleased with my FMP and how its looks, I've tried so hard and hopefully it will pay off.
Sunday, 15 May 2011
Wednesday, 11 May 2011
Today I have been printing this design, it is the most complicated length I have printed with seven colour separations, and it is actually supposed to be eight! It has gone quite well and I'm really proud of myself! I will be printing my last length tomorrow which is rather sad but I have loved every minute and feel pretty confident printing lengths now.
Friday, 6 May 2011
Next week is our last week in the print room and uni before handing in our final major project. This is my fourth design and my eighth printed length! Yes eighth! and I only was planning to do six. I really love printing and seem to have got into the swing on things. I was worried I wouldn't get my 6 designs printed but now I have extra ones its great! Hopefully I will have a successful last week! Even thoughI don't want to leave... :(
Wednesday, 4 May 2011
So far this week I have completed another painted design, and today I have done another two printed lengths, I am pleased with how they have turned out. I had a very tricky job of creating a 3 metre textured background. I chose to do a manutex pull and painted two large furnishing screens with my dye. I still need to steam my silhouette mirrors to fix it but I really love how this design has turned out and think it looks quite dramatic! I have a break from printing tomorrow but back at it for another length on friday!
Tuesday, 3 May 2011
This is a little simple logo I created for my professional practice. Using my Koda trace I took a photo/scanned in the image of my mirror. By using the koda trace and placing it on white paper it was already in a black and white format. I then just added the text. I really like this idea and used it in my professional practice work to experimenting with layouts.
Today has been a strange day for me it went so fast! I now have 4 completed lengths, some are better than other and begin my next two tomorrow. I still need to get all the screens sorted in the morning but have my fabric dyed. I shall post some more when they're on the go! Bye for now :)