Monday, 30 November 2015

A visit to York

My collages
 Last week I had a couple of days off from Uni as our last project was being marked, so I spent them collaging for various things such as the Hillary's Blind competition and Surtex. It was nice to have a couple of lay ins for once!

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Deadline Week

The past weeks have been super intense on my course (Printed Textiles), what with our first deadline looming (tomorrow...AHH) of second year that actually counts, things have got super serious way too quickly.  

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Munro House: Colours May Vary, Joan Cornella

This weekend I took a long awaited trip to Munro House, a building that is home to Colours May Vary (the loveliest design shop in Leeds that stocks my favourite magazines Frankie, Betty & Flow, a long with great books, stationery and prints as well as Mid-century style furniture that I was swooning over), Cafe 164 that sell the BEST brownies and do a lovely cuppa, a long with a Gallery, that this weekend presented the work of Joan Cornello: a cartoonist and illustrator with an unsettling humorous style (humorous being an understatement. 
Colours May Vary
I nearly cried laughing at some of his work as well as being shocked at other pieces. It is very controversial in a funny way and kind of makes him like Marmite, you love him or hate him.
 Munro House is a great place to visit for a few hours to buy some prints, magazines and catch up with friends over tea and cake!! Can't wait to go back there and spend way too much money on my favourite things :)

Adorable gift wrap
Lovely wash bags and cushions by Rosie Moss
Scandinavian style wrap by Tove Johansson (LOVE)
Dreamy Mid-century side board
Joan Cornella
Joan Cornella

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Leeds Print Fair

On Saturday I took a visit to the Corn Exchange in Leeds for the Print Fair. It was lovely to see and chat to so many like minded people, and to feel like a proud mum when seeing my fellow course mates (Amy from The Creative Outlook) and Charlotte from, selling their work on a stand there. 

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Priceless & Worthless Exhibition

On Tuesday we had our first mini exhibition at university in second year. We spent the past few weeks sorting out what we thought was 'worthless' and re inventing it to make it 'priceless'. 
For my entry I bought some old medicine bottles from a charity shop and played around with laser cutting for the first time, cutting floral wood pieces out of scrap ply wood, inspired by the lovely Anna Wisecombe who bases her work purely on laser cut wood pieces.
I then painted them in my favourite colours at the moment - Duck Egg Blue, Yellow and Orange. They go lovely together and suite my uni room (especially with my Orla Jar <3)