Goodness how time flies; I can’t believe its only just over a week since the end of Final Major Project. Already quite a few people have had job offers, including Lyndsey McBean whose work you can see on her blog and also at deviantART.
I went in to college today for a talk on “Intellectual Property”, so now I know all about Starbuck’s logo and why Coca-Cola changed their recipie but I’m still pretty much in the dark about what to do about finding some work and paying the bills! Anyway, I took advantage of the college computers to upload some pictures which means I can keep writing this blog for a while longer.( Anyone still out there???) I’ve also joined a group on “Ning” called Stichin Fingers which has been set up as a discussion forum for textile people…it may be interesting, too early to tell yet.
Bear of the day is my favorite print sample which I had originally intended to make up into a dress rather than just a “garment shape”…I now wish I had done that because then it would be possible to sell it in the future, perhaps on Etsy.This image shows the print before the addition of some raised embroidery in bright greens. The other image is another portfolio board showing work from First Year based on carousels, maps and caravans.
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- Garden Work. I’m trying to invent a bag using and odd sized cyanotype print and a gorgeous turquoise felt circle I got from @thosejoestoes at @woolfestuk on Friday ...Day 5 of #justacard week - “happy dance” performed by A highly trained witchmountain bear ( available for a very reasonable price from my website although you will have to train him yourself)Day 4 of #justacardweek - is “What’s New” so here is what I’ve been working on today .... jars for cyanotype kits ( because so many people want to know how it’s done), fresh batches of cards hot off the press & slooow stitching on an original #cyanotype piece for sale at @artinthepen next month. I’ve also been sending real paper letters to some of my favourite places in the hope of finding some new stockists because this isn’t a hobby, it’s a business after all and the message of @justacard is to encourage sales not just passive “liking” ******** Big shout out to @chestersbytheriver and @inkdropsbox my two newest stockists and a giant thank you to @rupestar for all the moral support and for putting up with all the blue stains on the kitchen table xSolstice thoughts- Last night I set my alarm for 4am, intending to get up to watch the sunrise, but when the time came I was pinned to my bed with inertia - wishing I had a tribe to stay up with all night and swim with at dawn wearing flower garlands in our hair; like that picture of Tove Jansson. This morning all the photographs on social media made me cry and I realised that I’m exhausted and disheartened with self promotion, I long to escape the tyranny of social media and spend days learning herbalism or digging a garden or building a treehouse or just drawing, sharing coffee with friends, or dancing in a field for goodness sake! ****** I found these drawings just now in a #sketchbook from 1990, full of angsty introspective doodles and embarrassing confessions and realised that not much has changed yet everything has changed. ********* Happy midsummer #solstice - time to make coffee and plans xxx
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