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!


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!





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Creative Cramming

Feather Potato Print Pattern


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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