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

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

Showtime!
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Last night was the Preview Evening for our end of year show.  After days of being covered in sawdust, wearing paint splattered jeans and constantly finding white streaks in my hair it was very pleasant to don a cute dress and some lovely heels for an evening of showing our … Read More

The last push towards finishing my degree.
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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 … 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

Today’s Drawing Challenge
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Morning all, It’s been a while since I was this excited on a wet, Monday morning.  Up early, dog walked, washed and dried and a couple of coffees on board (me not the hound) and I’m ready for action.   Ultimate Portfolio Builder is underway and we have been set … 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

Here we go again….
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Module 3 of the Art & Business of Surface Pattern Design started today and I rushed home from Uni to read the post and watch Rachael and Beth’s video. There is going to be lots of business information in this module which is much needed for us flaky, arty types! … Read More

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