Friday, 28 October 2016

People playing

Hello! My days have been ridiculously long and all the late nights at uni have me feeling a little run down, but I am super happy with what I've done so far. I know I shouldn't be putting my health at risk for the sake of my dissertation but I'm really enjoying it and I like finding out what I can create next. I finally managed to find my colour palette after having a bit of a melt down and I started putting collages together of people, trees and cars. It kinda looks like they're having a little party! 🎉✨

Putting scenes together

Sketchbook page for colour and mark making

A few of my dyed fabrics with screen printed marks

I really want to create my own city narratives through screen print, and I actually managed to dye the fabrics in colours I wanted! Dyeing has never been my favourite thing but all it required was a lot of patience and thankfully a quiet morning in the dye lab. I chose to colour cotton and linen but the linen has to be my favourite as it just feels so much nicer. (I really want to use this in my degree show but it's extremely pricey so I'll definitely have to get saving now.)

I'm so grateful that the weekend is nearly here, it's my mums birthday tomorrow and I get to celebrate it with her as she's coming up to Leeds. I can't wait to have a couple of days off with my family and finally have some downtime. I hope you have a great weekend! 

Saturday, 22 October 2016

NDF: Where do ideas come from?

The Granby Workshop by Assemble

Last Sunday Jake and I visited Newcastle to catch the end of Northern Design Festival. There were loads of things happening at The Assembly House so after a little coffee stop we headed down to see the variety of exhibitions that were on offer...

Monday, 17 October 2016

What's happened lately

Mixing binder until I get the perfect shade

Hello! Here's what I've been up to recently. 

I've started mixing colours and sampling things through screen printing, so far I'm happy with my experiments which means I'm just going to carry on drawing, dyeing and printing things! Dissertation wise I reached 1300 words last week and this weeks goal is to get to 2500. I'm feeling pretty good about things regarding uni, but that can change so quickly. I'll keep you updated. 

Jake and I popped down to the Leeds Print Workshop opening party to see what the new space was like and I'm really happy it exists. Knowing there are screen printing facilities out there makes me relieved as I don't plan on giving up printmaking when I finish university! It's a lovely accessible space full of all of the necessary facilities, you can find out more about what they offer here.

The lovely colourful shop front of Leeds Print Workshop

klub zin | Laura Jayne Hodkin

I wanted to share with you this new zine Laura (my sister) is featured in called klub zin which you can buy from Etsy here. It's so awesome to see things like this being created even more so when it's a collaboration between illustrators and artists. For those of you who are into illustration and animation which can be a little strange (yet charming) then you will looove Laura's work.

The Silson Contemporary opening night also went amazingly, (see this post for reference) and Jake received a lot of interest for his paintings. It was great to get out of the uni circle for once and communicate with other creatives who are more advanced in their careers. All the work really complimented each other and I think lots of sales were made that night!

I visited Northern Design Fest which I'll be posting soon and I have a little collaboration coming up that I can't wait to share with you. If you don't already follow my blog then you can keep updated via Bloglovin, I'd love to try and reach 600 followers by the end of the year. I hope you have a wonderful week!