Friday, 25 January 2013

yesterday i took part in a drawing workshop by dionne swift!

it was really good and we ended up with completely different drawings we would usually do and things we can do later ourselves.

we used different techniques to create different marks...

loved what we came out with!

this bit is my favourite....

if you would like to look at doing a workshop with dionne swift or look at her work go to...

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

today i have been going back to felting!

haven't used felt for a while so thought i would give it a go for my new project!

i looked at images like these and was inspired by colours and shapes...

i have looked at combining finger knitting, wool and felt to create different textures and colours.

i also created some felt rings and strings ready to dry and knit with :)

i have also been teaching myself how to knit taking inspiration from imagery like this...

i looked at knitting and put a twist on it making it more rustic and raw looking, experimenting with size of stitch, amount of rows and tightness.

while knitting i have also been carrying on with my drawings using different techniques like left handed, blind and continuous line. i also experimented with different timed drawings from 10 seconds to 3 minutes. i chose different aspects of the image and drew them next to each other and overlapped looking at the different marks i can create while not thinking to much about what it looks like and how realistic it turns out...

while getting stuck in to my final major project at uni it has been snowinggg!!

i also had a big deadline last week but i could finally say au reviour to my dissertation!!!! wooooo!!

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

today i went to two workshops, a doug patterson lecture about his life and his work and a photography workshop by paul sudlow about photography your work effectively.

doug patterson explained all about how his paintings and drawings, along with some others, were used to create a amazing house based on islamic style.

he was so interesting, traveling the world, meeting loads of different people from different places, making different things from stone carving to carpet making. 

anddd i learnt so much from the workshop this afternoon!

looking at different ways to create a interesting look when photographing products.

loving event week at uni!

excited for thursday for my workshop with dionne swift!!

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

for the past few weeks i have been getting stuck in starting my major project which is called

and focusing on my theme

i have been getting excited doing loads of different drawings with different medias which i will then be able to use later.

i have also started using materials and exploring what effects i can create using different techniques.

i turned 21 on the 6th of january so i decorated the conservatory making paper chains, bunting and putting fairy lights up to make it look pretty :)

my mum and dad gave me some flowers too :)