Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Long time no see

So here are a few things I have been doing recently, sorry for the delay but I have been pretty busy. I have been trying to work on various skills and new techniques I haven't tried before. I have been working on some collage and printing and as I get so jealous of the students when they are doing their creative work I decided to join in with lots of the workshops they have been doing recently. Also, I have created my own little studio in our downstairs cellar so I am able to carry on with work at home. Apologies for the poor image quality, they are all taken on my phone as my camera needs batteries and they cost a bomb!

At the very start of this academic year my little workshop was transformed and I now have a new space for my computer, I know it's the simple pleasures that keep me happy! Now I don't get sawdust on my computer, hooray! I also have a few strange finds from around the department which I like to hoard and treasure along with some of my old students work (thanks Josh for leaving this behind) displayed on the walls in there so it doesn't feel like a cupboard. I have been known to be the cupboard lady in the past!

Here is my new work space at home, it is a bit dingy in the cellar, but I have been much more productive and I get electricity down there so it is all good!
Sammi and myself created these envelopes for the type project earlier this year, each one contains the name of an object a student must base their project work on. We had fun making these, Sammi made the stickers which were the best bit really. 

The Isle of Man sunset, I went at the end of the summer and it was lovely to see my best friends in the world. I even learned how to fish, not a bad place to start!

The number 5 is my lucky number, so I had to take a pic of this wood pile. 

Occasionally I get to tag along on student trips to London for free which is great! Here is a friend I made whilst loitering outside the Tate gallery on the Southbank.

Amusing graffiti in the ladies loo's at The Black Boy pub in Winchester. 

Another friend of mine, I call him Skanky and he dwells outside the college gates, where I am not supposed to smoke. 

Lino cut owl print on collaged surface, there are a few more of these to come as I hope to see them at the Christmas stall at college. 

Someone's Christmas present, made from triangles cut out of old vinyl record sleeves. 

Someone else's Christmas present (Work in progress)

This was an example I did for the kids who I did a workshop for in the summer, T-shirt printing. Exhausting, but fun!

Laser cut Christmas tags, these I will also try to sell for Christmas. 

More owls!

This is a bit old, but is finally hanging in our kitchen. A sushi picture I made printed using image transfer paper onto fabric.

My random mantle piece, yes I still have the roses I got from Gayle for my birthday in August, I love them when they dry up and shrivel.

Occasionally I get good focus on my phone camera. This was taken at Broadlands in Lancing, near Brighton, somewhere I used to go as a child, it brought back fond memories. 

Flo helping Jenny learn to walk, though she was dragging her along a bit to quickly, poor Jen Wren!

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