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

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

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

Matisse, The Cutouts – Last Weekend
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I had the opportunity to see the Matisse exhibition at Tate Modern over the summer and found it to be the most amazing experience. I have long admired his work and thought I knew much about the man and his methods but I was blown away by the sheer scale … Read More

Illustrator vs Me – I WON!
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Today has been a battle with Illustrator but I finally cracked it and claim victory!  I will not be beaten by a machine.   I have completed both the Beginner and Intermediate briefs from Make It In Design today. The first brief called for jewels.  I chose the bright peacock … Read More

My Global Talent Search Journey
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Before this month I had never heard of Lilla Rogers and her Global Talent Search but there was such a buzz about it amongst other Make It In Design Summer School participants that I had to investigate. The opportunity to be represented by one of the top agents is too … Read More

Highs and Lows
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Yesterday was a very creative day with the painting for Global Talent Search going well.  All the struggles with Illustrator at the weekend made me totally revise my approach to Lilla’s brief and I’m so pleased that I went back to what I love – painting. My final submission has … Read More