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

March Madness
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What a month March turned out to be.   I launched an online shop with the lovely peeps over at Contrado in London and have been busy adding lots of products to my shop ever since.  So far I have been using designs from my portfolio but I will be … 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

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

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

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