Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Finn Hurt Moreno

Tonight has been a quick session of research following an epiphany over Christmas towards my work. I am hoping to start new work in the New Year when current projects are complete, with numerous ideas flowing throughout notepads and pieces of paper.
Artists I have already made note of include Lizzie Finn[naturally], Jodie Hurt and Gabriel Moreno.


Via Twitter, I came across artist Paula Sanz Caballero who creates sophisticated collages using textiles. Her main subject matter is the human form and often uses the theme of human relationships as a basis for her work.
 What appeals to me about her work is her layouts and use of white space which is often, for myself, to get right.

My favourite design, mainly the vibrant colour and the use of space. 

Wednesday, 15 December 2010


The quilt commission has been finished and handed over. I took a few photos before handing it over, but need to get one of it on my digital SLR of it in its new home! The commission came after my client saw my FMP and liked the intricate detailed typography and asked me whether I could use similar fabrics to the quilt [which I had plenty of] to create inspirational patches with quotations on.

A few photos of its patches;

My favourite patch on the quilt, which as you can see, was inspired by the existing patterns on the quilt. 

Another patch also inspired by patterns on the quilt.

More self-inspired patch.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Bells and Dresses

Last night, and today, I have been sucked into scrolling through this blog which is packed with delightful and beautiful images of weddings. The blog, from, are a trio of ladies in the USA who are wedding planners who have researched into helping couple have the best resources for thier big day. I found some really interesting bits and pieces which are somewhat inspiring [and really pretty and girly]
[ Images taken from the 100layercake blog. ]

Beautiful decorations- Inspirational for my future outdoor forest wedding. Love the idea of photo frames on the trees.

Sweetly decorated pumpkins on tables with a quaint script. Love the colour combo of the pumpkin and flowers. Simple always works.

Pebbles for seating arrangement, brilliantly sweet accompanied with these bird cages. The cages aren't something I'd have but it is lush all the same.

Brilliant idea to get a collection of humorous photos of your loved ones- A photo booth with props. Brilliantly sly idea which can be a lot of fun, given the right set up.

Also for the ladies, wedding dresses which are featured on the blog from Elizabeth Dye which are just stunning.

Merry F-cking Christmas

This week I have managed to send out a few postcards to a few design companies with a little festive message on... I'm not the biggest Christmas fan, but I think its the thought that counts at the end of the day...

Also the festive homepage of my portfolio site.

Friday, 10 December 2010

Threading Men

Shaun Kardinal
Found via a blog, collage pieces which use postcards and threads. I like the layering that he uses with images and the mixed media use. The threads are subtle in some of the images, unlike the first one below where it is quite a statement. I am also a fan of his photography which can be found on his portfolio website.

The approach that Shaun has used reminds me of Peter Crawleys work, which I have followed for a while. He uses thread to create pieces of work by threading it through paper. He has created  range of architectural and typographic work all using the same approach, a simple approach that is bold and striking. 

Made with over 6000 holes, Ampersand- thats true dedication to work.

Detail of image.

Colour piece- just as striking and visually effective as black/white pieces.
Check out his portfolio