Fabulous time up high in the mountains of the French Alps yesterday.
The stunning autumn colours and the beautiful blue skies made me feel like my character in my Leaves Lady artwork and video created one year ago this week.
Leaves Lady 22 second movie.
Enjoy this wonderful time of year when nature changes its colour palette in such a dramatic way.
Digital or screen printing would be used to create the flags. The flag graphic could be created in a range of colours to represent the vibrancy of the city and its people.
The pattern design can be used in a portrait or landscape format and the strap line can be displayed vertically or horizontally. The pattern emerged whilst I was working under the guidance from Jessica Swifts’s Pattern Camp.
There is the potential to use flag graphic as a brand identity for the city and to be used on a range of clothing and souvenir gift items. I mocked up some items with the design to demonstrate how it could be used.
Here are the pictures.
Based on feedback I plan to create a run of t-shirts and bags. Watch this space.
There was a call out for a Sheffield souvenir as part of the Sheffield Design Week organised by Made North. Inspired by the iconic building in Sheffield dubbed the ‘Cheese Grater’ I developed the winning entry – a box grater featuring key landmarks and aspects of the city.
I’m delighted with the outcome of the competition. At first when I had the Cheese Grater inspired Cheese Grater souvenir idea I thought it too obvious. But Sheffield is a city built on steel and so it had to be a steel souvenir. Sheffield cutlery was used the world over, I’m hoping we can get the design into production and have this handy Sheffield souvenir in kitchens across the globe.
A big part of life drawing is recognising one’s style and letting it emerge.
Life drawing is a valuable exercise as it is very difficult so it’s great practice for all drawing, which enables my art to be able to develop and allows me to constantly evolve how I can represent my ideas and communicate positive energy.
Here are the pieces from the latest session, I felt challenged by a busy mind, distraction from background noise and the small paper size, but pushed on and when it then came to he final piece which was A2 I am happy with the result. The final pose appeals to me as it’s a pensive, contemplative pose which captures my imagination of what the woman in my ink painting could be thinking or, better still, day dreaming about. Thinking idealistically about this is much more hope encouraging for me.