Today I've been mostly drawing....
Sunday, June 16, 2013
So week two of Lilla's course is over. I'm completely loving it....if you haven't signed up for the next one already, do it, it's amazing! This week we had to design plates including plants, pods, leaves and all sorts of other flora. My ideas started off like this...
and then turned into this on screen...
and then completely changed over the days to become these little fellas...
and then I went back to my originals as I felt I couldn't leave them...
And my lovely friend Dawn over on Pop-i-cok told me how to put one on a plate too.
Roll on next week!
Monday, June 10, 2013
Sunday, June 09, 2013
So the first week of Lilla Roger's course is done and dusted, just finished my second design and what a week it's been! It's sent me right back to getting a brief at university... the excitement, the panic, the freak out day and then the calm when it all comes together. I'm learning a lot on this course already... I'm pushing myself but mostly I'm looking at myself and how I do things... how I have that complete day of panic, how I got totally thrown looking at everyone else's amazing work but also how I don't give up and I keep going until I get something I like. No more pyrex for me for a while I tell you.... I was face painting yesterday at the school fete and I was honestly even putting little pyrex style flowers on the kids faces. Sadly no one asked me for a mushroom design or to be a casserole dish, I'd have been well away!
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
So, we're halfway through of week one of 'Make Art that sells' Lilla Roger's course to
becoming more brilliant at your art and I'm loving it. There's been a lot of mushroom sketching (I can draw a mushroom blindfold now!) and looking at vintage pyrex ( I really want some, it's lovely!) and so much good honest advice from Lilla herself and her artists. It can only keep getting better and better. x
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Back from 3 days at our annual Camping Barn.... our best year ever! 8 families, 1 big barn, a pig called Stanley, 2 screechy peacocks, a dog with a weird human smile and a taste for sausages, 4 lost moorhen chicks, a local village duck-race... and many bottles of wine and a lot of uncomfortable bunk-beds.
Last year we held a mini Olympics, this year we made our own fete and each family had to make a stall. The funniest was my friend as a fortune teller. The smaller kids totally believed her and were genuinely amazed by how much she knew about them. :-) Next year is already booked, I honestly can't wait.