I sketch... Just because practise makes perfect, at least I hope so 😀 Sticking with the 'Home' theme I've drawn up a few different sketches ... The first needs a little tweaking, I am still unhappy with the chairs proportion although the perspective is much better than I hoped for 🙂 I was aiming for … Continue reading To Sketch, or not to sketch?
Unable to get to the library as I had planned this weekend, I sit instead full of head cold with a pile of tissues growing by my side, I am disappointed, but as I myself suffer with a weak immune system, I cannot, with a clear conscience take my germ riddled self, out into the … Continue reading A Little Research – Online 25-27th Sept ’15
There are lots of Print Artists about, making a healthy living from this media... Artists Like: Ben Rider "Benjamin Rider, a renowned print technician at Print Club London, is a London-based illustrator and graphic designer who specialises in various print techniques including an unconventional process such as Cyanotype printing which is regularly used by engineers … Continue reading Printing Experiments
Below are links to my portfolios, This will be a quick links page which I will update as I add to the collection , enjoy! Home: https://oddsocksonahappispirit.wordpress.com/portfolio/home/
I had a thought that, perhaps, it might be insightful to give you a feel for what actually inspires me, in an artistic sense. Inspiration comes from so many sources that sometimes the mind boggles as to how much information one brain can actually soak up. I was perusing round Facebook, when I saw this post : with the … Continue reading Inspirational Artists & styles
So today we were given the breakdown of the workload and the deadline for completion...I have to say, it certainly is intimidating looking at it as a whole, but upon breaking it down its clear to see that more or less we have covered most of the areas already and it is simply a case … Continue reading Back to the drawing board…
Firstly, please consider that sketching and drawing are not my forte 😀 Secondly I don't even draw sensible stuff when I do actually pick up a pencil, usually its cupcakes, funny cartoon images of animals or people or landscapes for the kids and I very rarely take anything seriously - Bearing these things in mind, … Continue reading Sketching
After an eventful start to the week, Tuesdays lessons were forgone as my husband had been rushed to A&E in the night, he was given the all clear, thankfully, but after a fun filled night, spent awake in a very depressing, minimally furnished but efficiently white room... I arrived home at 7.10am feeling like my … Continue reading Time hop…
And the bombshell falls... 😀 The Assignment for the term has finally been released; Produce a piece of Art to display in a small exhibition on campus. With the topic still being 'Home' My brain is running around in circles, looking for an idea to grasp that appeals. Honestly I really wanted to experiment with … Continue reading Back ‘Home’
Okay, here is something I have actually never, ever done! Drawing with ink on newspaper. This was a whole new experience and not being confident at all with my drawing and painting skills I was a little anxious over this... I rattled my brain for a while trying to debate what to draw.... I decided it … Continue reading Ink on print…
Today we were asked to take some portrait photographs; as I enjoy being behind a camera, of course I wouldn't argue 😀 However I don't consider myself particularly photogenic and cannot abide staring at my own picture...Matthew however asked us to photoshop our own portraits, and took us through the basics of editing and using … Continue reading Photography
So I was thinking about our topic of 'Home' and how this relates to our work. As I often work within my home, with items that are mainly for the home, this subject really does mean a lot to me. I have created and recreated many things for my home , from making curtains to … Continue reading Home
🙂 Seriously, today I have started to learn to use MAC computers, signed up to wordpress, moodle, wamedu, outlook ( again ) navigated student portals, written blogs, uploaded information/updates/pictures via mac, pc and windows phone...Its late, I am 'technologied' out! Seriously, Just getting yourself comfortable with all the information bombarding you is enough to wear … Continue reading Technology…..Arggghhh!
Random spoon art continues....Today we took a day trip out to the Autumn Fair at the NEC. I found the experience incredibly eyeopening as the sheer wealth of artistry and products was beyond my expectations. The diversity of choice available to artists; in how they would aspire to create items from their ideas, was just … Continue reading Wednesday 9/9/15
After a gaining a brief insight into the HOME project, we jumped into some perspective drawing. Being more of an accidental artist in my own eyes, I have little faith in my abilities when it comes to actual drawing, this did leave me feeling a little anxious as to how I was going to pull … Continue reading Tuesday 8/9/15