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

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

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

Beacon Centre Commission
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Back in May this year two students from Somerset College, Taunton were commissioned to design a scheme to improve way-finding in the Beacon Centre at Musgrove Park Hospital. I collaborated with fellow student, Katie Rudd and we merged our initial proposals to create a colourful and cohesive scheme.  Using my original … 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

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

Free Palette
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Hi   I love using my own photographs to inspire my colour palette.   Today I’m sharing the love from Iceland – one of my most loved places.     Please feel free to use for your own projects. Happy designing   Jan x        

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

Happy Somerset Day
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Here in the lovely county, where I have lived all my life, we are celebrating our first Somerset Day.  May 11th was chosen as it is the birthday of Alfred the Great, King of Wessex.  Famous for fighting off the Danes and burning cakes. The day is proposed to celebrate … Read More

Colour Palettes
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Hi. On a wet Bank Holiday Monday I’ve been in need of some colour-love.  One of my favorite sites is Design Seeds.  I could spend hours browsing the array of beautiful palettes…..and I often do! I also discovered today that Design Seeds will accept photo submissions via their  Instagram page … Read More

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