Things have been a bit hectic in the studio lately but I felt the need for a quick update. I feel I always start my posts with an excuse for my absence, oh dear!
I handed in my thesis before Easter which enabled me to have a bit of a break without feeling guilty that I should be working. Such a lovely feeling to have that part of my final year out of the way. I came away from the whole experience inspired to write a book. I’m hoping that feeling will disappear soon before I get carried away!
In reality, Easter was taken up with researching a new material which I hope to use in my final shows, catching up with many friends who have forgotten what I look like and having a little bit of a rest.
I’m still on break this week but back to the drawing-board – quite literally. I’ve produced a new range of motifs to complement my existing range and been out and about taking some cityscape photos.
A lovely sunny day out finding lots of shapes, patterns and textures to work from. I have some ideas for a ‘glitch’ effect which I’ll be exploring.
I’ve been working with these images to produce motifs for my patterns which will be used in the creation of textiles, wallpapers and laser-cut slate. I am hoping to use the slate in quite an innovative way so I’ll keep quiet about my plans until I have had a chance to test some ideas out.
Here is a little taste of what I have been up to so far. I’m not giving very much away yet as I would like to have a few surprises to reveal at my end of year shows at Somerset College and New Designers in London.
” why use 20 colours when you can use 20 more” Good point!
In preparation for the degree show in London I have joined Arts Thread and some of my portfolio can be seen by clicking the link.
Right, that’s me just about up to date.
Until next time.