Sunday, 23 October 2011

I think everyone should listen to this.

Recently when I'm working I've been putting speeches on in the background instead of music and i've ended up listening to some pretty inspirational stuff. I came across this speech by Charlie Chaplin a while ago from his film 'the great dictator' and it is still by far my favourite. There is a normal version of it but I think the music put with this one makes it a lot more powerful, however I think the actual video distracts from the words so maybe just listen instead of watch.

Saturday, 15 October 2011


We finished out projects and the aim of it was to have a 'digital' aspect to our work. Mine did not but luckily our tutor had the idea of bringing in a professional photographer to give us a class on lighting then photograph our work. I was doing a little display so I set that up and we figured out what lighting would be best and took some photos. These are the 2 best ones.

Friday, 14 October 2011

Screen print beginning

So! I've finally finished a screen print which I have been working on for a uni project about 'Totems' but sadly it didn't come out as as well as I had hoped. I wanted to do some geometric shapes in the background and thought the inside pattern on an envelope would work. I blew one up on the photocopier but I wish I'd made it bigger. The pattern overwhelms the rest of the image. It might work if the bird was bigger's not? 

Wednesday, 12 October 2011


These are also part of my little set of somethings for a kind of installation type thingy I am doing. I'm so articulate.

Mountains and other things.

I have to draw some mountains for a screen print and I like drawing mountains lots any way so here are some mountains!

Also a heart and a bird?

More project work

I was looking at some Joseph cornell work and decided to frame some of my little sketches for my current uni project. I'm not sure if I like it or not.

Monday, 10 October 2011

I made a thing!

I'm not quite sure what this is..but it's something. It's part of a uni project called 'totems' which we have to make something remotely based on a totem pole using personal elements such as hopes, fears, strengths, weaknesses and secrets. 
This is a..toy type thing? Which will be used as part of a display I am putting together using repeating elements. I know quality wise it isn't amazing but I am quite proud that this is my first attempt at wood work. The screen printing is a little off but I will fix that soon!

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Help me please?

I'm back in York for the weekend so I had to use a phone picture but I need help! This is a basic idea for a screen print which I have to have ready on acetate by tuesday and it has to have a background. But what? suggestions please?