Problem – soooo many pics that my backup external hard drive is getting perilously full.
Solution – a new hard drive to store just my photos (you thought I was going to have a massive cull didn’t you?}
Confession – did delete a few but not enough to create significant additional space!
Confession 2 – Magpie tendencies run in the family – my Sister, Mum and Dad developed this to Degree Level!
JOY – have discovered some of my early Spirograph Designs which led to the pieces I have been sharing with you
Problem 2 – more Spirography now added to my To Do List!
Here are some more of my sample pieces for the ANB September Arts Trail at Luton Hoo Walled Garden’s Heritage Weekend.
Would love to see you there on 14th and 15th September: LHWG
Gateway and Detail LHWG
Bee Homes LHWG
Here are some more of my development pieces from Luton Hoo Walled Garden. I have so far made two completed pieces and am working on a third.
Visit the ANB Art Trail at Luton Hoo Walled Garden’s Heritage Weekend – 14-15th September to see the results: LHWG
After six years’ of study, and a very busy time at my Degree Show and New Designers, it is very hard to imagine my life from this point on.
I am totally committed to making new work and finding customers for it and, as I received such fantastic feedback for my Degree pieces, I am confident that there is a market for my accessories and jackets.
But now comes the hard bit – planning work which which is commercially viable and making and developing those crucial contacts that lead to sales.
I have decided to take it slowly and follow up on all the fantastic advice and interest I have received so far. I certainly think I do have a business-minded approach, which many artists find a challenge, so this will definitely help.
I am also going to take some time research and produce new images from nature, as I always find this inspiring.
I really miss drawing, painting and using mixed media to create patterns and am looking forward to making a lovely sketchbook, not as a requirement of my studies, but just for the joy of it!
However, despite feeling positive and motivated (mostly) the move away from the structure and security blanket of study is so great and different from what I am used to that any future life feels like it might be happening to someone else!
Exciting and scary at the same time.
I am planning to make three ranges of items based on themes drawn from my studies of toadstools and mushrooms. These are:Cups
Gills and Cells
Believe it or not this is the underside of a fungi.
This one is very unusual and has definite possiblities as a textile piece.
My new obsession – best get drawing!