Sunday, 30 October 2011
I spent yesterday evening & this morning taking a break from art, just pottering with L&A. Have to hand it all in tomorrow.
Another BT I should have posted earlier in the week, my class-mate Marco came hunting for me on Mon as he wanted me to try the spicy iced biscuits he'd made over the w/e. Yum, thanks!
Saturday, 29 October 2011
L&A both here tonight for early girly Halloween of film, nibblies & last bottle of bubbles left from my birthday.
Friday, 28 October 2011
I think I'm beginning to beat the Macs into submission! We have to set up a WordPress blog so our tutors & classmates can follow our progress. It means recording everything here, there, in our studio sketchbooks and reflective journals as well as any finished masterpieces needing to be handed in. I can now make them write what I ask and record and save pictures & film from the internet.
The address is:
I've also written a few more haiku, I've been so busy I'd nearly forgotten everything else.
Thursday, 27 October 2011
Wednesday, 26 October 2011
Milton Glaser is familiar to lots of people for his image of Dylan. Some of you might recognise the profiles.
The others are from finalists in the Jerwood prize, we have to study 5 of them, Iain Andrews did a series of purple ink&wash drawings from Tolkien, they're full of wonderful detail, quirky buildings and people, with a range of fantastical beasts. I'd love him to publish a book of the full stories. Mine is ink on birch bark, the natural material seemed to fit the strange world
These are in the style of Lottie Jackson-Eales, a recent graduate of my own Art school, sadly she's a bit better than me, but the perfect style for me to try.
Monday, 24 October 2011
It's not perfect, but here's my clock, remember 2hours only from design to finish, so ignore the rough edges.
I've also had another report on one of my books (5th July) it's been doing the coast-to-coast with anon! Good Luck
We went to the Lake District at the weekend, the "normality" of trudging up mountains in zero visibility cloud & 50mph gales was a bit of a novelty after all the new stuff I've done. It was, in fact a very good couple of days.
Wednesday, 19 October 2011
Saturday, 15 October 2011
There's also been a trickle of edible Physalis, more decorative then nutritious, but quite tasty.
For the arty amongst you, can I suggest you look at Fred Baier for his wonderful furniture, a mixture of complex 3D geometry for the geeks with textures and colours to commit murder for!
The other one I've recently re-discovered is Thomas Heatherwick & his seed Cathedral, there was a display about it at Kew a couple of years ago, I was blown away by it then, & he recently came up in 3DDesign for his magical bridge.
Have a look at them both, you'll be delighted.
Friday, 14 October 2011
Tuesday, 11 October 2011
Sunday, 9 October 2011
Spent this afternoon drawing, seem to be improving a little, not Leonardo yet.
Saturday, 8 October 2011
And finally, a ball gown for the more-adventurous-than-I
Thursday, 6 October 2011
Where's the week gone?
Finished fashion&textiles, our brief was to design a body adornment (i.e. garment/decoration/protection) for 10,000 years after an apocalyptic event on the earth. As always some of my classmates came up with stunning designs, I had a problem being bizarre enough. Eventually came up with armour plated pointy-fishy-scale tunic with a foil head-dress and shoulder protectors. My scenario was that aliens had nuked the sun, so the explosion blew away our ionosphere, so we had to be protected from the violent electromagnetic radiation. We also needed protection from the aliens who were exporting us for slaves, and using us as an organic power source...
Sunday, 2 October 2011
I'd love to try some of this, but developing 7 foot long Cibachromes might be a problem. I have, however just ordered some cyanotype paper from Amazon. That's the stuff that develops itself just with light & water, it's a start to play with. No doubt L&A will want to "borrow" some.
Finally after inspecting them every day, 2 peppers are ripe&succulent. I'll have more in time for A's birthday supper on Wednesday.
Looks yummy doesn't it!
All jobs done now, so settling down to some hands mucky type art.