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Getting back to basics

Design is an integral part of the basketry course and our design tutor Louise Baldwin (a textile artist) has expertly led us through basic development stages from mark making through to planning of final projects. Louise is very good at […]

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Is a sketchbook essential? I always thought not…

Sketching and drawing has always been a bit of a challenge for me, I’ve never quite felt liberated enough to just draw for the sake of drawing, and like other creatives I know I’ve never really used drawing to flesh […]

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Sketchbooking

While working on the Simulacrum series which uses a collage fragment and a printed element derived from other fragments, I altered the surfaces of some pieces. I experimented with aging effects for two reasons. Firstly because some of the surfaces […]

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Day 2 and progress with the sketchbook

So day two arrives and progress made. I have started my residency sketchbook bringing may research references together and gathering material for reflecting on the ideas. Tests have been done for some of the techniques, working with screen printing last […]

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Some thoughts on Life Drawing

As I sit here suffering with a heavy cold I thought I’d share some sketchbook drawings and make a few comments about drawing.  I hope I’ll feel normal again in time for teaching Life Drawing on Wednesday morning.  I’m full […]

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Sketchbook Containment

Audioblog – Please click here If you’re not careful, practice stays imprisoned in the sketchbook. Because of the impending “no studio” situation, and the fact many of my things are packed into boxes already, visits to the studio are not […]

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Otherworldly Spores

I have started to think more about my hybrids and specimens more in depth, as while I enjoy drawing them I want to start to explore them more fully. One example of this is how they reproduce. Spores instantly sprung […]

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Alien Botanicals

I’ve posted snippets of a few of these drawings here before, but I thought I’d post them all together now that I’ve taken quality scans of them! These are some of the drawings I’ve been working on for my Alien […]

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A Different Sort of Comfort Blanket

  AUDIOBLOG – Please click here I passed my sketchbook on to Dan for him to look at and respond to a little while back. What this means is there is no cohesive way for me to pin down the […]

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Aristotle and Homer

 AUDIOBLOG – Please click here “Right then” I said……. Nine Women is up and running, work complete and installed. Yes of course there will be follow on issues and admin and trying to get it into other spaces, but this […]

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