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Here is the work that led to the passion flower creation.
And finally here are flowers I painted in pomegranate juice (and a little green watercolour). The juice was a stunning pink so I could resist making art with it. The work is inspired by a great book I’m reading The Joy of Watercolour by Emma Block.
Additional inspiration from the Botanica book by Uppercase magazine. A delightful treat of a book.
As a gift for a delightful three year old little girl I designed and made a glove puppet.
A new creative experience, using paper art techniques learned in my paper artworks and textiles and sewing techniques learned in beauty bag creating, the development of the toy is shown in pictures here.
I chose bold colours, cute icons – bluebird, butterflies, flowers and tried to use elements in threes (such as buttons) for counting practice as it was a 3rd birthday gift. 🎁
Completed paper design ready for scanning. I then printed the scan onto special paper using special inks that transferred the fabric design onto the satin fabric when I placed them together in the heat press.
Added a fleecy wadding behind and then stitched into the two layers to accentuate elements of the design with a quilting effect that has a lovely feel and makes the light bounce of the shiny satin. Some hand sewing of some embellishments too.
< img src=”https://52artchallenges.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/img_0789.jpg” class=”size-medium wp-image-4234″ height=”2150″ width=”1612″>The design trimmed down to a seam allowance and then piped the opening with contrasting ribbon next – lush colour.
All sewn, personalised and with a care label inside, ready to be posted to spread a little happiness for Chloe’s 3rd Birthday.
I’m pleased sed with the design – the colours, the vibrancy, the face – I realised that cute is not easy and I’ve learning to do there. I was less happy with the structure, my husband likened it to an oven glove 🤣, but my sewing skills developed as a result of the project, and achieved what I set out to do and from design creation to posting in just 10 days (in a busy December period).
I hope little Chloe will enjoy the puppet and feel inspired by something uniquely made for her. I suggested to her mummy that when not being played with the puppet could be popped on a plastic bottle for display.
This project came out of my previous work in paper and fabric design, here are posts showing this work…
What an experience Inktober has been. An ink drawing a day for 31 days. This was my first #Inktober.
Week One, Week Two, and my favourite week Week Three, drawings are at these clicks. Interesting to feel the progression and development of daily practice has had on my drawing skills, I feel that I use and hold the pen differently and can mark the paper more accurately. My typography and lettering is much more how I’d like it to look as I try to convey different energy in the words.
It’s been great to part of something global and see what different responses have been created to the prompt words (pictured). The challenge was to draw and instagram a drawing each day for 31 days.
You can see my #Inktober drawings here:
Week One – My first #Inktober
Week Two – My drawings
Week Three – Past the midpoint
I’m looking for live illustration briefs to get stuck into so if you have one please give me a shout. I’ll be developing these drawings further under the guidance of your illustration tutor, working on sewn art and ski fitness for November too.
Thanks for popping by😊. Happy November.
I feel like week three has been a turning point and I can start to see dividend in the daily practice of creating an ink drawing a day for 31 days.
Here are my #inktober drawings from the third week of the challenge, they are to fit the #Inktober2017 prompt words but also are created to fit the briefs of the eshortcourse in Illustration I am studying with Bill Wright, tutor at Central St Martins.
Into the home straight now – here are the prompt words to come.
Thanks for being here, keep drawing. 😊
I’m enjoying Inktober – it’s challenging and is stretching me.
Here are the second week drawings for the prompt words.If you missed the first week’s drawings then click here
Thanks to Tutor Bill on the eshortcourses for the drawing advice. And to bic for its fabulous timeless biro pen.
Thanks for being here – enjoy something that you love today x
As part of my design project I explored options for placing my design on looking bye and sleepwear items.
I mocked up in Pixelmator app how the designs might look on a sweatshirt cotton or satin fabric.
The design itself was created using dry point printing in single colours, then layering the three colours digitally.
I love the design as the colours really resonate with me because of their sunny day associations. I used the design to make covered buttons and a beauty/ tablet bag.
My online study with Pattern Camp and Make Art That Sells really complemented the practical learning on my UAL Foundation Studies course, which this work was part of.
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Delighted to be able to show my work after so many hours of intricate work and digging deep creatively.
Proud to be exhibiting in Sheffield City Centre at The Workstation until 8pm tomorrow as part of Sheffield College’s Design and Visual Art’s end of year show.
My project has been to design and create a range of products to inspire and uplift people. I’ll then speak to retailers about stocking my products and will offer bespoke items as unique gift ideas.
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Thanks for being here.
(Apologies if you received this yesterday, my error. This is the proper version😊)
Here’s the story in pictures… I learned from the advice of my friend and YouTube videos.
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