Hi anyone ... just a quick thought for today :
this is in relation to the FROM SCRATCH project (read last few postings) - I'm really interested in recording/analysing how my methodology and skills change over time - A whole year seems a life time away. The scary reality is, it will be here in no time !
Apart from painting which will be commented on later (needs to be the end of my day to give a daily review)- I've been looking in on London fashion Week - Vivienne Westwood - loads of inspiration and so 'edgy' without being shocking or unwearable - loved it all. Why the face paint on the models ? I like it but ? .. If I could I would have provided a link so you could see. Its a total blank in my technology brain - ie how to provide this link. Must learn asap.http://www.londonfashionweek.co.uk
Bye for now
Hi Everyone I'm reviving an old idea this week. This design goes back about threee years and came from using plant material to make moul...
Hi Everyone I've got a busy day today (I'm out and about most of them day) but I'm hoping to spend some time updating my knittin...
Friday, 18 February 2011
Thursday, 17 February 2011
Hi all, have a peek at the progress of my Big Project (called FROM SCRATCH). I will now simply refer to it as 'FROM SCRATCH', if I dont make this stand, I can see me forever explaining the title of the work.... So, here are a few images of the work (about a week ago) and things are moving on. Perhaps, a bit of background about the piece of work would be good here :
FROM SCRATCH will be going all year and this picture is the first in a series of twelve, one per month. Each picture represents a calendar month, so this one (the first) is January. I aim to exhibit all twelve pictures as one single piece although each will have a story to tell. The January picture will be called ; 'Chromophobia Ms.Miller'.
I do a bit of art each day - some days appear to be more significant but all are important - I'm going to try and use the blog to develop the daily thoughts/notes I have about the process (plans, ideas,arty techniques, research etc). I also hope to reveal the ideas behind the project bit by bit. That way it will evolve organically. I do have a detailed plan but it needs to be flexible and I'm up for change if the pictures are telling me to go in different directions. Until now ie from 1/1/11, I've written my stuff in a 'From Scratch Journal' but will also aim to blog as well.
See you tomorrow.
Monday, 14 February 2011
Thursday, 10 February 2011
just a quick look at a card for my husband - its a replica (small) of a wall hanging in our house - see the picture.I like the simple look in most cards - I always seem to go with the brown paper/string approach. I quite like it ! Hope he does - hope he remembers the day !
Other news : I've also created loads of extra work by changing my Etsy shop - the name was never quite there - not sure what I did when setting up -anyway its now firmly thepapersac - this is the name I've had for some time and locally have lots of customers. I now need to restock the shop !! - almost there.I am planning a range of marketing ideas - I have high hopes.
Also done lots of work/research on the Big Idea thing. Am really excited with Etsy UK - links with more fab and talented people. Take a look at their work.
Bye for now
Friday, 4 February 2011
I've eventually got some things in the shop 'Gillmi59' on Etsy - not quite as catchy as I had planned but ? who knows there maybe an opportunity there to be extra
All the current stuff is based on the Mis Mitchell range but I do have another few collections so will roll them out gradually. Here are some pics of the things I have posted.
Must get on with painting. Will show you next time x
Wednesday, 2 February 2011
much work going on and no time to share it !! Lost momentum again ! Its so hard to get a routine at the moment - I'm working on the process .......
Anyway - I'm at the point where I can get some stuff in the shop (on Etsy) - having done the art, jewels and stationary production and don't forget the packaging. I find getting pictures and packaging the time consuming bit - hope it gets easier. These are some snaps of my efforts - not brilliant but I will get there.
Next is the development of the Big Idea thing - I'm calling it FROM SCRATCH - lots of other things chucked into the decision but eventually that what I'm going to use.
I've almost done Jan so only a few days behind - my aim is to get Feb done too by end of the month. I have the basic doll image and some of the prototype processes for development each month. We will see how they go.
Have a look at the basic doll outline - I've already jotted over the origonal so hopefully all dolls will look different. I'm not sure if I have detailed my plans yet. Will read back and check - otherwisw none of this makes sense !!
Bye for today