Friday, 30 October 2009


I have tried so hard to get out of doing more uni work this evening, but it was fruitless! So here I am on a Friday evening doing another drawing sheet to enable me to have more imagery to work with for my development. Although I have already started the development process I did think I started to wonder today if I would have enough imagery.

I was a little disheartened this afternoon, after spending a good part of the day on doing my koda trace, I was hoping to expose my screen with said efforts. It exposed well, but when I went to use the jet wash i realised all of the emulsion came off, along with the design! Well they do say God loves a trier so I thought I would just coat another screen ready to re-expose on Monday and get cracking with some printing. One of the first years was coating her screen only for us to realise that she had used the last of the emulsion with no more supplies in the building. How does that work! Oh sorry they have some on order which will come in at SOME point next week!

So I plod on with development and drawing tonight and over the weekend.

Thursday, 29 October 2009

progess is slow

I finally started to get some work done today on my minor project. I got to grips with multi directional repeats - much easier than I anticipated and I am quite happy with the outcome, although I still have to draw it all onto a koda trace and then sort out a screen ready for printing. Oh the joys of printing - I hate it with a passion so much effort and my prints never seen to come out the way some of the other girls do!

still got a long way to go with oh so little time , we only have 4 weeks left from this project and I still haven't got much of my development done. I really need to try and get stuck in this weekend.

Thursday, 22 October 2009

waste of space

I came to uni this morning full of enthusiasm but for some reason I don't seem to have gotten anywhere near as far as I would have liked. I hope tomorrow will turn out so much better.

Here is a picture of the Tyne and the Sage taken on Friday from the Baltic when Dawn and I went to visit the Design Event Mart where one of our lecturers had been exhibiting, well done Claire.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

research day

Well I was hoping to get another drawing sheet done today but no such luck. What I did mange to get done, was quite a lot of research giving me loads of ideas towards my end product and also a way of bringing my ideas together so I am feeling quietly confident.

I also bought some fabrics and beads today. One of the fabrics is a gorgeous wool which is £22.70 per metre, so I only got 35cm, but it is fabulous. I also bought some beige linen. I also bought some satin to experiment with later this week when I go into uni.

Here is one of the two drawing sheets I did over the weekend.

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Time to get busy

Well here I am almost half way through my first project and I am soo behind so this weekend I need to get a crack on and get some more drawing sheets produced. I am sure I will manage somewhere to be able to squeeze some baking in too!

I have added to my visual research in my bay at uni and hopefully you can tell from the previous pic the differences.

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Well here are two photos of where I work at uni . The one above is of the studio next door to mine with all the bays covered in each of my fellow students inspiration. The pic below is of my bay. I haven't put up a huge amount up yet so I'll have to take more inspiration into uni and make it look better. I am also going to produce an A2 mood board (when I don't know) but when I do I will take another pic and post it so you can see my progress - if any. LOL