Wednesday, 25 November 2009

work in progress...

Friday, 13 November 2009

Forever 21

i really want this!

beaded skull

while i was in America i bought this placemat of a skull which is entirely beaded it was in the halloween section of Target for about $20, i got it the day after halloween for $7 bargain!
now i just need to figure out where to put it!

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Work Experience

Im getting more worried by the day as my life as a student is slipping away a little too quickly for my liking and then i have to enter the big bad world of full time work, im so worried about it.
But i figured the more experience at it i have the better i will feel and the better it will look to employers and gain insight into how managing your own business works if i decide to set up all on my lonesome.
In april/may this year i did work experience with Abigail Brown in London and got some insight into how she manages her own business and got to make some of these super cute birds.

Yesterday i started my placement with Punky Pins who create jewellery and clothing. I spent all day making jewellery, opening and closing jump rings my hands were so sore from using pliers all day but it was really good fun and everyone who works there was really nice .


whilst flipping through some books for inspiration i came across some artists which i thought were relevant to my work... i am creating 8 samples which are intended to be made into cushions, each inspired by a different state/city etc
i really wanted to focus on free hand machine embroidery and make it really tactile and messy i dont want it to look all neat and perfect thats not very me
anyway here is where i found some inspiration...

Marloes Duyker
I like all the loose threads left on her work making it seem kind of unfinished and playful

Eleanor Bowley

i like the unevenness of the stitches, she achieves this by working from back to front making the final outcome very unpredictable

Sandrine Pelletier

my favourite is the bottom piece with all the messy threads left on