Friday, September 19, 2014

From my desk this week- Upside down house

Hello from my desk this week. Sorry I have been neglecting my blog the pass few weeks. I have been living in an upside down house for the pass few weeks as we make some long due repairs to our home. I have been a bit of nomad around the house and around London finding a spot to draw and create some new prints for the London Print Design Fair coming up soon.

The good news is we will have a fresh new studio  to work in soon. Lots of de cluttering going on and some fresh paint. It will all be worth it as we get ready for the winter months ahead. It feels like an autumn (spring clean) just now in our home.

Have a good weekend and see you next week..

Friday, September 5, 2014

From my desk this week- Summer School last brief.

Hello from my desk this week. This week was the last brief for summer school at make it in design.  I just made it to complete the brief. The brief was to work on layering different decorative styles. I wanted to create a contemporary feel to it. I took some inspiration from my recent trip to Paris and the over the top style of the Palace of Versailles and the simple shapes you can find  of Notre Dame Cathedral. Mixed the two styles together to make a wallpaper design. I really enjoyed summer school but I felt I didn't go very deep with the briefs due to the lack of time I had during the school  holidays.
This last brief I just had an evening to complete it. I definitely want to develop my design into proper collections now.  It was great to had such diverse design styles to work on and products. I am really glad I took part. It has sparked off some fresh new ideas.

You can see the lovely designs everyone created.
View the galleries going live today here.

More about Paris things next week. Have a great weekend XX.

Sketches inspired by Paris.

Bell tower at Notre Dame Cathedral

Ott style of the Palace of Versailles

Ott style of the Palace of Versailles

Sunday, August 31, 2014

From my desk this week- Growing GTS

Hello form my desk this week. Here  is my submission for Lilla Roger's Global Talent search. The brief was to create a piece of wall art using the theme tiny terrariums which is something I have been exploring already remember my piece un free can set you free.

I decide to carry on that theme with a little group of bugs in their tiny world and wanting to go out into the world and explore more out there. In away that's how I feel now I have been through the boot camp experienced I feel I need to go out there and grow and explore more possibilities in the creative world.
On a personal level I didn't feel my piece was quite right for the submission but I had a go. It felt too rushed and not really developed my piece  enough and something that was quite different from something I have made before. I am glad I just went for it and had the experience of submitting. Here are few of my initial ideas sketch below.

The gallery went live this week  so check it out here and the top 50 artist have been chosen. There is some really beautiful work. It must have been so hard to choose them. I will be rooting for some of my fellow boot camp artists in the next round and can't wait to see what they create next.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Add fun to your year

There is an chill in the air now and the leaves are softly starting to fall onto the pavement below. Autumn
is just around the corner and there is an exciting feeling of going back to school in the air.
Here is my September calendar to enjoy and add fun to your year.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Summer school make it in design Galleries now open.

It's time for brief 2 at the Make it in design Summer school to be revealed. All the galleries are now open so check out the lovely designs here

Here are my designs for the advanced track which was based on the current tribal trend and to design so lovely colourful patterns for storage boxes for a child's room. I have to say I had so little time to do this before I went away so I was really unsure of the results I pushed myself to finish the brief. I just received that last brief today which is just perfect after my trip to Paris and feeling very inspired indeed to work on the last brief with a bit more time to work on it too. Have a good week..

Hallmark Creative blog five words competition shortlisted again.

Hello I am back from Paris and had such a great time. I have been to Paris so many times for work standing in trade shows. It's so nice to actually spend time with my family and with fresh eyes in day light looking at the amazing galleries and sights of Paris . I will let you know about Paris later on.
I had some lovely news while I was away I was short listed again for the five words competition run by Hallmark Creative Blog.

The winner's design by Tabula Rosi was so lovely and I was also happy to see Sara Castro Monteiro  it is so nice to see her work in the shortlist as we have become on-line design friends through various courses and it is so nice to see her design in the shortlist.

A huge big thank you to Hallmark team for selecting my work.

Friday, August 15, 2014

From my desk this week- Competitions courses time for a summer break.

Hello from my desk this week. Although this has been the summertime and slow time for most of us. August turned out to be so busy for me. I manage to get a few things done over the last few weeks despite it being the school holidays. I manage to cram a few competitions in and courses.

Freelance bootcamp Pattern Observer
Global Talent Search Lilla Rogers
Summer School Make it in design  Brief 1and Brief 2.

Finally the Hallmark creative blog competition Five words here are my designs that I created below. The gallery is live today check it out here.

 It has felt a bit rushed I am not so sure about everything I created in such a short time span but I wanted to try and work on these goals so it feels good to have finished them all.  Now I am so looking forward to  a family holiday and summer break. I have my little sketch book ready ( intentions to fill it up but not sure I will ha ha)
Guess where I am going?

Have a lovely weekend see you later on with summer holiday tales. XX

Friday, August 8, 2014

From my desk this week- Summer School

The first galleries are now open over at Make in design summer school. Checkout all the lovely designs over at the galleries. Here

See below my designs I created on a theme of water rays. I decided to transport myself to a lazy day by the pool. Enjoying the shade of palm trees and tropical plants and diving into the cool water of a swimming pool. So some nice summer holiday vibes going on here. Have a great weekend. XX