Supershoes Charity
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Hi I recently saw a plea for artists to volunteer to join a charity called Supershoes.  I hadn’t heard of them before but after a little research, a lot of reading and many tears I decided to apply.  If you are not aware of the charity, they gift painted shoes … Read More

Opportunity Knocks!
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It’s been a while since I last posted on a regular basis.  So what have I been doing with my free leisure time? Well, there doesn’t seem to have been very much of that! As I reported in my previous post I joined The Emporium in Wellington at the end of last … Read More

My Little Shop in the Big Shop
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Earlier this month I took the plunge and opened a little shop unit in The Emporium in Wellington.  Housed in a converted chapel it’s an eclectic mix of around 45 traders offering gifts and home decor items. Many are made by local artists and designers and together they create an … 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

Work in Progress
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My third year at Uni is racing along at an alarming pace.  We are now in to our first nine week module with just one more to go. Here is just a taster of what I am currently working on. Sticking to my Rainforest/Jungle flora theme I have adopted an … Read More

Past Modern Inspiration
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Hi   With the house to myself today I have managed to get cracking on my inspirations for this project.  Using my own photos and good old Pinterest to find amazing images I have put together a board which will keep me focused while I sketch. Looking back, past designers … 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

Design Competition
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Just browsing through the hundreds of blogs that I follow ( how are you supposed to keep up? ) and I spotted an art/design competition on the blog page of the  Surface Pattern Design Guild The competition is the 2nd from Bridgeman Studios, a fine art image licensing company based … Read More

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