April was a bright and creative month, here are the highlights from my Instagram feed. Enjoy!
Better late than never!
First up was a cupcake themed cushion that I made for a close relation.
Lush pink, grey and teal design. It was a huge pattern repeat so I made a booster cushion with different parts of the design front and back. As I know I’ll be asked the question, the fabric was from Direct Knit and Sew in Sheffield.
Ta da! Here’s the finished cushion. It really was a work of love as it was for someone I love and I love the outcome. The pink ribbon edging the cushion really makes the colours pop.
I made pretty bunting for my sewing space. Dyeing the fabric using sublimation inks and then stitching into and embellishing the panels. The satin ribbon feels gorgeous.
I used trational machine stitch, love the clear acrylic foot – it’s an essential tool for me, and also used free machine embroidery.
The little boat and clouds are from fabric that I dyed at a workshop last summer at Stitched Up And Fleeced textile studio in Sheffield.
I tried something a little different with my Paperart on one of my favourite icons for a happy day, Ice-cream.
I repainted my Maison du Monde Smile sign to make it more me, white emulsion the flicked my favourite paint colours.
This large canvas happened out of a study for another piece. As it was drying we decided we quite liked it so this is how it is completed, for now. 😊
The above canvas artwork was created using a drag method I had been playing with.
The final make of the month was a peg bag using bright screen printed fabric, printed by a fellow student.
Here are stories that relate to these artworks. Enjoy seeing the backstories.
Thanks for being here. Better late than never on this post. Hope you’ve enjoyed it.
Love, and peace to you, Kim xx
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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Here are latest highlights from my Instagram feed. I like Instagram as I can send my work across the planet and people near and far can see it, maybe in far flung places that I can only imagine. From my life to theirs in an instant. Shared interests found.
It’s been a busy time with my Foundation Studies final exhibition. My products exhibited for the first time after months of hard, but enjoyable, work at The Workstation in Sheffield City Centre.
I remembered my intricate paintings of the white dog Sam, completed a year ago, on his journey as he hoped to fly. I shared a previously private video of the ebook. You can watch this, 55 seconds movie, here.
Work In Progress – A rare sunny no breeze day meant I was able to work outside on my next intricate paper cut picture. This imagined scene is inspired by the Brighton’s seafront, with a tearoom, vintage style dress and ladies wear shop, and next a beach goods shop. This is the latest in my series of paper-cut pictures.
For a family birthday for an avid French Alps skier I turned a microfibre glasses cloth into zipper bag on my wonderful Bernina sewing machine.
I hand painted, printed and sewed a shower cap as my final exhibition product. Wipeable lining from my friend’s Sheffield haberdashery emporium Direct. Loved the pink satin binding – a beautiful find from Berwick Street, London.
And finally my dress design fabulously modelled by Lucy.
Whatever you’re doing enjoy and bye until next time.
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.
Here is my 1 minute movie.of my first exhibition. The Inspire by Kim exhibition was held at Airy Fairy Cafe and Gift Shop in Sheffield from 29th March to 3rd May 2016.
You can see the one minute movie at this link
The exhibition was a wonderful experience, being in a room with my art on each wall, brought together in one place creating an environment, an experience. It was a great way to reach people and hopefully, as is my aim, to inspire them.
Ready to hang the exhibition…
My exhibition in place…
Many friends and family came to see the exhibition which was wonderful and for which I am grateful. I also wanted to create a Virtual version for friends and family who live farther away. The video can bring the exhibition to them.
I learned a great deal from my exhibition, which I have written at these posts these may provide some useful tips and advice for those looking to exhibiting.
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Bye for now
This challenge began some months ago as I refined my goal to inspire and uplift people.
There is so much darkness in the world that I like to counter that with light, bright colours and heartwarming artworks. It’s a very personal challenge and i have been and am still undecided as to whether to share this post, so read now as it may disappear.
I took this photo and worked with it to add colour, light and my art, using my favourite app PixelmatorHere it is, to remind me of the intention of my work.
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