Tuesday, 29 December 2009
Saturday, 19 December 2009
Break The Silence,
And Come Crashing In,
Into My Little World.
Painful To Me,
Pierce Right Through Me,
Can't You Understand,
Oh My Little Girl.
All I Ever Wanted,
All I Ever Needed,
Is Here In My Arms,
Words Are Very Unnescessary,
They Can Only Do Harm.
The support act, SoulSavers, weren't too bad - the singers voice was extremely gravelly, apart from that the actual band were good. They just need a new vocalist.
But the Mode - greatness embodied! I need to go see them again :)
Thursday, 10 December 2009
The Pin Cushion Queen as inspired by Tim Burton's poem from 'The Melancholy Death Of Oyster Boy'.
Also, also, also... TOP SECRET ART PROJECT!
All everyone is getting is two words - Yarn and Newcastle!
Wednesday, 9 December 2009
Monday, 30 November 2009
First of all twisting newspaper into yarn is really quite difficult! I know I have until march to get it done and done it will be I'll just have to go back to the ol' drawing board as to how I'm going to make my textiles/art piece for the competition.
Thinking of going to the "Art Factory" in Middlesbrough on Wednesdays - could be fun :)
Found out my style of drawing! Photoshop! :D And I would have proof but its being blah... :( Watch this space...
Also, also, also! Found out my grade for my bag project - 65%, higher than I imagined.
Thursday, 26 November 2009
So, here's the plan, cutting the newspaper into shreds and crocheting with it. Hopefully that'll work and look half decent... I mananged to take a copy of it off the train this evening so I may just have to have a little play with it :D
Not exactly sure what I'm going to make, or how inky my hands will get (I'm guessing very) but its worth a try.
Monday, 23 November 2009
Tuesday, 17 November 2009
On the road to Jerome :)
I like the two differing stones together, the smoothness of the pillar alongside the textural brick, it felt quite nice too... can you see that I was getting a little more excited about it yet?
I like the pattern - basically.
The door to nowhere - where it leads nobody knows! May have to check it out sometime soon :)
I just really like this one :)
There are a lot of things that make this in my opinion the best from the day, I like the perspective of how its getting smaller, how the Transporter Bridge is reflected in the windows, it works really nicely.
Again I just really like this photo...
Anyway, thats enough of me blah-ing on about what photos I took, I still don't think I'll be picking up a camera instead of a crochet hook anytime soon.
Thursday, 12 November 2009
I have a little idea of what I could do.
We get to do soft sculpture (yey!) and I thought that I could possibly make some carrot earrings, they'd be cool. Embroidered and made out of satin perhaps with some angelina fibres attached to make it glisten and capture the light, that'd be gorgeous. Really nice, long, dangly earrings :) Just make sure you don't have a pet bunny near by or you'll have no more ears hehe!
I'm supposed to be taking photos of interesting buildings, about 50 of them for monday but I'm just having a little time to chill for a bit. I'd really like to go to Helmsley, I love the castle and all the little shops and pubs. Don't think the bus is still running there this time of year, it stopped halfway through october. Newcastle has some nice architecture but I prefer the countryside.
I've decided to crochet a little amigurumi desk friend for when I'm on my own on SDS, maybe a rabbit or a cat, the real work can start tomorrow.
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
Don't get me wrong I've enjoyed making it but its been non-stop since last monday. A labour of love can be quite draining, non? Theres been a whole load of emotions going into this; anger, frustration, joy, laughter, tears and many more...
It'll be a shame to be done with it. When you've put so much time into something it can sometimes be depressing to no longer to have it to occupy you. The spare time I'll have, like on the trains on the morning when I used to sit and crochet-away, what am I going to do then? I'll have to talk to my train buddy Adam I suppose :P
I had a really good idea actually earlier on where I could make my own mini-project - "The Daily Commute", I could fashion little trinkets only in the time that I'm travelling/waiting for the train/bus (whilst I don't have any major projects of course). I'm not good with spare-time, anyone can tell you that, I have to be doing something. Anything. Could make a matching purse perhaps?
Or something a bit more fun... :D
Monday, 9 November 2009
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
11 rows! :D I'm gonna be up until 2 o'clock the day of the hand in sat on my bed like a little pixie crocheting away with shopping bags under my eyes, let alone the one I'm making... It's gonna be mammoth! 12" by 16" - how much shopping can one girl do?
Kept taking it out because Jayne said she can't wait to show Tricia (the course LEADER) my work - I can... The amount of mistakes I made after that, I've never met Tricia but apparently shes really good at knit and crochet and if I can spot a mistake I've made I'm sure she can see them from a mile off :S she makes patterns for Rowan people, my pathetic attempts to try and cover up mistakes will never do...
But its all sorted now and looking fabulous for it, so far so good. I still think a 6" by 6" bag would look better :P
Tuesday, 3 November 2009
My main reason for studying art is that I would like to be an art therapist helping young adults with "learning difficulties" to express themselves, I myself have only recently been diagonosed with dyslexia and understand how hard it can be to go through an academic schooling system.
However I would also like to sell my own pieces of work on the side (who doesn't?). I love to make 3D/textural work which is a little on the crafty-side, for example dolls, and keep myself upto-date with contemporary artists.
I hope you enjoy looking at my work as much as I'm going to making it.