Friday 24 September 2010

It’s Raining......

I decided to spontaneously take pictures because it started raining. I was hoping the sun would come out so I could take pictures of Bentley, next doors dog in the garden! Plan B – Take some ‘seasonal’ pictures of the bad weather!

Creative workshops inspiration from another blog -

I found this blog (book-by-its-cover) though web surfing. I stumbled across an interesting article that I thought was rather cool. They had documented a craft session located in New York City Library, Manhattan. I enjoyed looking at the pictures; they are so fun and creative.

Through my Graphic Design degree, I have done some similar workshops like this and I’ve gained much inspiration from them. I think being creative can often be about letting go and not worrying about appearing stupid.

A couple of examples of my own experiences include, drawing with my eyes closed, making an invention in a team working exercise and also games I’ve personally come up with for themed birthday parties such as designing a fashion accessory or decorating a chocolate plaque!

I’m hoping to get on a placement with the BBC to create and organise creative workshops for youths so started doing a little research on what sort of similar events have been going on! Please let me know of your experiences with creative workshops/activities or general related ideas! 

Click here to visit this blog and find out more!

Thursday 23 September 2010

I’ve been having fun blog browsing!

Today I’ve been looking through other similar themed blogs to mine, looking for inspiration and networking. I found through web surfing and was really glad I found it! There are some really neat things if you flick through the pages. For example there are ideas and links to all sorts of creative projects. I had loads of fun browsing and will defiantly visit again!

Coming soon – List of other blogs I think are fabulous!

Monday 20 September 2010

Stepper Cards Update

I’ve been working more on the stepper cards which I had been making at the craft night class. My friend Emma wanted at Christmas card designing for her with a border collie on it so I’ve decided to post it on my blog as I’m pleased with how it turned out.

I made a couple of other cards also, which are Christmas themed! I’ve decided I might make Christmas card packs and sell them. I’ve already done some Disney ones which look quite attractive. I will keep you posted on my progress!

Bright and Bold – More art I’ve been working on!

These images were originated from garden photography; I was looking for quirky shots and I got some really interesting ideas from being outside. I particularly liked using reflections from windows and garden related objects, for example the watering can.

I uploaded my pictures and starting adding colour in different ways. For example I drew on top of the photography and also used a coloured background and used blending modes to merge it with the original photography! I’m quite pleased with the effect, retro meets modern!

Friday 17 September 2010

Handmade gift tags

These are some gift tags I made recently! I think handmade things give a personal touch and their also really fun to make!

Abstract stuff I’ve been working on!

Here is some of what I’ve been working on at the moment. I’ve used a mixture of photography, Photoshop and hand drawn stuff all mixed together!

More photographs from Discovery photography placement!

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