I am a little blogged out, I repeat a mantra in my head: DON'T LEAVE BLOGGING UNTIL LATER! It really must come out on the day, this is too much to keep up with, I really did not see before, how fast my train of thought moves and dodges off the path! So many different … Continue reading Anything left?
Cut outs and charcoal - two of Henri Matisses favourite pastimes, why shouldn't I get stuck in? 🙂 Below is a selection of work I have completed using Mattise as inspiration, roughly following his designs. I want to try the cut outs on a much larger scale so this is another project to add to … Continue reading Matisse & Me
So I am still wanting to do my Photography scene with self harm as the topic, but I have not got round to it yet, here's some ideas I am toying with: I am following this idea in my head , that the lady is laying on the ground, reaching for the book, the solitaires … Continue reading Love evolves.
How could I not try this piece for a lino cutting project? The paintings textures and shapes seem to lend themselves to a printing project and being as I was trying to print from home I got some really great results, the fact I had no roller or any other equipment beyond paint and … Continue reading Lino printing & Lane in Voyer d’Argenson Park at Asnières
Its been a funny old fortnight, plenty of birthdays and family things have made it a bit difficult to keep up with the blogging, but I am here and the barrage of 'make up' blogs are on their way 😀 As my last post stated, the practical work has not stopped. My Paper cuts piece has … Continue reading Papercuts – Evolves
Okay, I've missed a few blogs, get ready lol 😀 I was book cutting on Thursday, 19th Nov 2015- to create a tree shape, which worked well - however, it produced a lot of scrap paper, I amalgamated it into a pile to save for later and saw a face staring back at me … Continue reading Catch up..
Off on a mission, I have tonight translated my poem 'Beyond the book' into morse code, just because I thought it might look pretty 🙂 It took ages 😀 here it is ! -… . -.-- --- -. -.. - …. . -… --- --- -.- .-.. .. . … .- .-- . .- … Continue reading UPDATE: Beyond the book, dots and dashes.
Today I discovered lino cutting, and I had loads of fun. As the day started, I decided I would use a charcoal sketch of a tree I did a few days ago, as I wish the finished print to have a relationship to the module, rather than just go off on a tangent. Firstly I had … Continue reading Lino Cutting and printing.
I translated the following poem into Morse code, by hand in my sketch book, by cutting paper and sticking to A4 sheet and also via the PC - only the PC version is complete as the process is quite long winded, but here is the document for your perusal: Beyond the book Morse code Beyond the … Continue reading Beyond the book, dots and dashes.
Beyond the book? Lol, I took this evening/night and began some origami - I made some books, using two different methods. Firstly ( pictures below) a concertina effect, bound with different paper to make smaller books Secondly I made a hardback cover from cardboard and then used newspaper to create pages within it. In hindsight, the second … Continue reading The Moth Diaries
Tasked with producing a Book Art piece this afternoon, I got stuck right in. I am so much a practical person the the hands on tasks seem far easier and engage me far faster - now, while a lick of paint can be appealing, actually getting something solid out of it is fun. Heres my … Continue reading Book Art Workshop
Beyond the Book Weblinks - these were passed to us as suggested research links by our tutor Amanda. Li Hong Bo - Youtube video of Li Hong Bo's work Li Hongbo (Chinese: 李洪波; pinyin: Li Hongbo) is an artist born in China’s Jilin province in 1974. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Jilin Normal … Continue reading More research. 11/11/2015
Off I go on a mission looking at designs and books already made by artists. I find a lot of beautiful ideas, Su Blackwell, Creates Book art as well as installations and other art pieces, sometimes for commission and other times fulfilling her own designs. Signed prints of her Book art- are available for Sale in … Continue reading Artists Book Ideas
A very productive morning 😊 I popped into the local pine store and spoke to the manager who has kindly agreed to aid me in my venture. Now to draw up some ideas and decide what size piece I really want to be working with. It must be transportable, and manageable yet, big enough to … Continue reading The paper trail begins.
Response to brief: Beyond the Book – Dot/Dash. Looking at the new module specifications, my first response would be to go so far beyond the book that I take the book back to its beginning – the tree. Wood is a very important part of my life, a lot of my furniture is reclaimed – … Continue reading Response to brief: Beyond the Book – Dot/Dash.
Knowing the new module topic is Beyond the Book - with the sub header Dot/Dash, I composed these poems with this topic in mind while waiting for the official brief. A couple of little pieces, created by me in photo shop, became backgrounds for the poems to be displayed on. Aside from a couple of … Continue reading Paper cuts & Traces of me.
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Here we are, a full half term into the course, I've made it thus far and I am pleased 🙂 The course has given me so much of myself back, I did not really notice it was packed away. It is so easy to just become the role you have at home and forget your … Continue reading A final note before the hand-in.