Vodka Watermelon!
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Hi  What started out as a sensible conversation with friends about the best foods to aid hydration, soon became a whole lot more interesting.   Introducing the vodka-filled watermelon!!  Or any alcoholic beverage seems to work, or so I’m told.  The method appears to be straightforward enough.  Cut a hole in the … Read More

New Look Website
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  In December I started a new job at the University Centre Somerset and thought that three days a week there would afford me plenty of time on my days off to catch up with friends, housework, days out, sketching, painting and more leisurely activities. But it seems that is … Read More

What’s Next?
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So the 100 Day Challenge got rudely interrupted by real, actual work.   This in turn has made me refocus and consider the the direction I want my design work to go in. Amidst all this activity I managed to complete the first brief from Rachael Taylor’s Make It In … Read More

Summer School
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Hi Today I am very excited about the start of the Make It In Design Summer School tomorrow,  As I have completed the MIID Modules 1 – 3 and the Ultimate Portfolio Builder I have a pretty good idea of what is in store over the next few weeks. But I … Read More

New eBook for Pattern Designers
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Recently, I was lucky enough to be selected by Michelle Fifis of Pattern Observer to preview her new book on Designing Textiles for the Fashion Industry.  It was great to be involved in pre-launch chats about the layout and design of the cover as well as getting an advanced copy of … Read More

Emerging Designer – it’s official!!
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I’m very excited today to be featured on the Make It In Design blog as an Emerging Designer.  The lovely team at MIID sent me a few questions to answer a little while ago but I had almost forgotten about it in the run up to Christmas and end of … Read More

Exciting Week Ahead
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  This week is going to be busy, busy, busy……. Fresh back from an amazing break walking in the Austrian Alps, I’m returning to Uni for my third and final year!  New brief to work on and lots of planning for the year ahead.  I’ll post progress when I have … Read More

Have you got a very particular set of skills?
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No this isn’t the latest in the movie franchise Taken!   The recent post from Creative Boom caught my eye today asking that very same question.  In the marketplace it isn’t enough to be fantastic at illustration; be able to make repeat patterns; knowing your fushias from your magentas or … Read More

I Love This!
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I have long been a fan of the website Colossal and always find amazing images and stories of creativity from across the globe.   Today this piece by Christopher Jobson caught my eye…..  Mirror installations by Iranian artist  Shirin Abedinirad They put me in mind of the inspirational American artist, … Read More