Monthly Archives: March 2010

Artist Block

Hello All!

Well as you can probably tell i have no idea what to do at the moment. I seem to always get to a point in my work where i need to take time out step back and figure out what to do next so i thought by coming on here and writing down some thoughts it might help spur my creative ideas on! So this is what i have done recently…I have been working on my print designs as i have my print induction next week, they are looking really good and if anything i may have too many patterns and ideas. My problem is knowing where to take these vast amount of patterns and ideas. I need a plan! When it gets to producing a ‘product’ or a ‘final piece’ as such i freeze and shut down. I think in fear of not creating something totally perfect and wonderful i manage to create …nothing. But this im determined is not going to happen i am spending my wonderful day off tomorrow starting some serious design development. I will determine:

1.) What the product is?

2.) A vague idea of design and colour.

3.) A marketing plan.

4.) A printing and time plan.

A lot of tea and cake may be necessary!

So here are a few images of what i have been doing in the mean time the patterns i have come up with and please feel free to comment or pass on any inspirational thoughts you may have!

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Printing and Colour Ideas

Close up of Print Pattern

Playing with scale and colour

Repeat Pattern

Family Tree Text: How can i incorporate this into my work i wonder...

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Rugby Escape

Last weekend we had a lovely run up to Edinburgh! To get out for a whole day was brilliant. We went to the England Vs Scotland rugby match at Murrayfield! Well i can’t say i’m much of a rugby fan but it was so much fun! With amazing seats (Only three rows back from the front) i almost even understood what was going on! Although Ciaran did have to talk me through most of the match! However i took some photos of our journey up there as it was such a lovely morning. These i thought i would share with you. I have come to realise that we all need a day off!

Edinburgh!

Sunshine!

Giraffees!

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Creative Cramming

Feather Potato Print Pattern

Hello,

Well as i’m working full time i’m desperately trying to cram in as much creative time as a possibly can! I thought i’d give you a little insight as to what i have been up to over the last few weeks. Oh what it must be like to have a full time creative job! There is only so much creativity you can force into a bathroom sales! On a more exciting note i have a print induction booked in a couple of weeks and a week off which i’m going to spend on my work. I have already started to get together some printing ideas and its so much fun getting back into it again! A full time job has really made me realise how much i miss being creative!

So here are a few ideas i have been collecting in my sketchbooks:

Feather Drawings in Sketchbook

Repeat Ideas

Zig-Zag Print Inspired By Feather Drawings!

Feather Print Ideas

I’m so excited about it all i feel like my work is really starting to progress in the right direction!!

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