Tuesday, 23 November 2010


A quick update on the work I've been doing on the quilt commission. The words are all sentimental to my friend who owns the quilt and the patterns I took from the existing fabric. I have had problems still in finding fabric for the backing to cover rips and tears that were created I believe by rats. Hoping the quilt will be back in use very soon. 

To be complete by mid-Dec.

Out of the Box..

I thought this was humorous and genius when it comes to thinking of an original idea for getting peoples attention.. Flyvertising.

Brilliant and original. If only I was able to think on that kind of level of genius to get myself noticed..

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Progress SBP

Some progress of my book for Sketchbook Project. This was completed last week but I thought I'd show you the kind of things I have been doing for it.

Scanned Pages. Navy Type is page 6. Green Type is page 3.

Friday, 12 November 2010

C-Mas Research

So today has been a mix of things, but all C-Mas related stuff. Massive search for fabric in what I have and making list of what I really need and also some mild research for my C-Mas ideas. This led me to looking at The Grinch[below, and yes that is a VHS] and also more typograhpical pieces like the post previous to this. I have been bouncing some ideas around and all looks good, but I now I have up the pace of working becuase I realized today I have 3 on-going projects to finish by Christmas, including the SketchBook Project which I've had a mild mind block on but very proud of where I have got to with it so far.

And now for something completely different..

If you haven't seen this already, it's a must. Phillip Toledano documented his father after the death of his mother in 2006. His book is full of beautiful photos following his father, who suffers with Alzheimer's and is the most touching piece of work I have seen in quite some time.
Phillip Tolendano photography from his book 'Days with my Father'. Image of him with his father.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

...the Goose is Getting Fat

With the the big old C day only 6weeks away, and no chance of me getting any presents brought until middle of Dec, I am trying to make a design for my site and hopefully for Postcards to send out to companies and companions. 
I have a couple of ideas, among many, for the design, but my current inspiration comes from some typography and patterned fabric I have. Might not make sense to you guys [ sorry guys cant spoil the design yet ] but it will become clear bt Dec1st I hope.

A traditional message with mix of type and imagery. 

Stock fabric I have and inspired the colour for the latest idea.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010


Some inspiration I came across last week, whilst browsing blogs and twitter. Swedish artist Therese Sennerholt has created a series of typographic prints [below] which are based on sayings, and some which she has invented herself. I warmed to their simplicity of just two tones and the simple design of the letters themselves, so that the framed image overall is minimal. Must note the photographs are very aesthetically pleasing also. I am currently undecided about which print Santa is bringing me next month.. 

Thursday, 4 November 2010

SBP- Peek1

I am finally making for the Sketchbook Project after too much thought and planning, I'm going down a more spontaneous route, which has actually had surprising and amazing[if I do say so myself] results.
 I have nearly finished the first section which is typography based as it works as an introductory chapter to the rest of my book. These are only sneak images of what I have been doing as its not quite finished yet and would rather post with final images and of better quality than below.

Coming up tomorrow, some significant artist influences.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Spur of the Momento

This is an experiment I keep meaning to try. With what I had around me, I tried it, and you probably wouldn't agree, but it was successful. Well, I'm happy with the results, and I'm excited to follow the idea through a bit more well executed. 

I also spoke to the owner of the quilt and showed her what I had done, and she was happy with what I had for her which was great to hear. I still have a few patches to do, but because I have been horribly ill and have not wanted to infect the quilt with my germs so has been put to one side for a while, which she is happy with. It was also nice to know about the history of the quilt too and now I am a part of it. Makes me want to have my own piece of history.