Saturday, 18 May 2013

Line Drawings

I'm trying to get into using a sketchbook for personal use, i.e. not for some kind of assignment. Here's some drawings of string that I've, for some reason, been slightly obsessed with this week! 

- Kate

Thursday, 16 May 2013

I Went on Holiday

And I had a lovely time! We booked a boat holiday on the Norfolk Broads four days before we left and managed to get it for the half the price we paid last year.

I've found that when on a boating holiday, I apparently become slightly obsessed with photographing birds...

- Kate

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Shop Sign Making

In a few weeks I'll be having my first ever craft stall! I'm really looking forward to it, and will be making loads of stock starting next week. I know I'll have a fair bit of stock leftover; I have no idea if anyone will even want what I make. SO, as soon as I've done the stall, I'll be opening up an Etsy shop. 

This means I need a shop sign! So here are a few ideas I've had :) Some of them are illegible, but I'm working on it!

What do you think? Which is best? Ignore the colours for now! I really like the last one, if I could just fix it to make it more legible (Kate's Yeven Kitchen anyone?), but an Etsy sign has to be long and thin like the pink one above it, and I'm not sure how I'd squish it down.

- Kate

Sunday, 5 May 2013

The WildArt Trail

You may of may not know that I'm at university studying Fine Art. This term one of our units comprised of sharing our work in the 'public realm' and documenting it.
My friend Robin and I, chose to exhibit some of our work at the WildArt Trail which is in a nearby woodland (I say nearby, it was pretty much inaccessible without a car!) I wasn't hugely pleased with the outcome, but thought I'd share some photos anyway because the woods themselves are beautiful.

Here's my preparation for the exhibition:

I made thirty crocheted leaves, some I made from wool I'd dyed beforehand, and some I dyed after I'd made them. The colours were pretty vibrant and really stood out in the woods when I first put them up (though I'm not sure the photos show it well); the weather was still pretty gloomy and miserable so the trees had no leaves and there was barely any colour.

This is one of the pieces Robin installed. There were about 8 of these photo collages, head over to her site to see more of these and some of her other work. 

Here's what it looked like after 12 days, including 2 days of heavy rain and 8 or 9 of bright sunlight:

I like the fact that a couple of leaves had been torn off, I think it must have been birds taking them for their nests, which is just lovely. 

And a close-up of the ant enjoying one of the leaves.

- Kate


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