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29 Jan 2014
After being 'stuck in a rut' for quite some time, I decided to try some new stuff. Maybe an obvious transition is the addition of collage to my paintings of fabrics textiles and any other materials that seem to fit what I am working on, I have after all worked in fabric pattern design for a while now. Previous posts will indicate my interest in watercolour and ink and for a while I experimented with watercolour which has become a strong favorite in the toolbox. At the moment I seem to be fixated on cats and dogs which is a nice theme to start playing around with. I am even tempted to print some animal themed cards and actually open an Etsy shop!... This cat will have to keep you going for a while now though as I am at the Spring Fair Birmingham for the first week in Feb taking orders for Blue Raspberry.
In addition to the animals, there is a strong urge to spend some time sketching and recording - buildings, people, places...... Perhaps some trips into London are in order?
23 Jan 2014
Blue Raspberry is an all new brand of scarves that I was given the opportunity to brand and design in 2013. It was launched this month (January 2014) at Top Drawer - Earls court and received a superb reaction. The designs for this range are intended for the younger, fashion savvy customer and are all fun, slightly irreverent and above all eye catching. A brilliant opportunity and fun project so thanks Blue Raspberry!
7 Jan 2014
This year I am hoping to be able to continue doing what I already do and more - I am at Top Drawer in January launching a whole new brand of scarves that I have designed which is really exciting and I will post about this a bit later on in the month. Of course I also intend to continue with the pet portraits as well, above is the last one I worked on in 2013 - Maxi the Dachshund and my first commission of 2014 - Archie the Chocolate Labrador is below.
As I am no longer a student, it is time to spread my wings and start thinking seriously about what I am going to do with the rest of my working life and so I do have other plans but I will keep those quiet for now... to find out you will just have to be patient for now and watch this space.
Bye for now....