Monday, 20 June 2011

Reading of another kind

Not the finest start to summer I could have hoped for. Yet another accident involving my toe (No, I didnt stand on a razor this time, I dropped a bowl of strawberries onto it, ridiculous I know) means hill walking is out of the question for the moment, and it remains a mystery at present whether my toe is broken or fractured. But I can confirm that it is painful, swollen and bruised (one week on!).
So 'The Once and Future King' is reciving lots of attention, one drawing project is complete and Ive begun reading for my dissertation and some note taking. Keeping busy at least!

Monday, 13 June 2011

Summer Project

Upon recieving my grades from University I was also given the summer project to complete during the holidays.
The project is rather specific and asks each student to create a floral sketchbook using specific techniques and media. Here are the critera our designs must meet:

* 5 pages of flowers in continuous line in ink
* 5 pages of flowers in continuous line in soft pencil
* 5 pages of ink blobs turned into flowers
* 5 pages of flowers drawn from straight lines
* 5 pages of flowers created using tape
* 5 pages of flowers from ink runs
* 5 pages of flowers in red
* 5 pages of flowers painted in gouache
* 5 pages of flowers in Tippex
* 3 studies which work over 2 pages

We were also instructed to buy a specific sketchbook to work in; a Kraft cream square notebook from Paperchase.

So summer is likely to be spent keeping my eyes peeled for lots of wild flowers and watching the garden intently, as well as lots of drawing!

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Summertime upon us again

Well, its that time of year again, and Year Two is complete!
Its been a good year, hard at times, but very rewarding. A challenge is always good!
I recieved my grades today, and obtained A's for both Practical and Visual Studies modules, which was a wonderful surprise!

Now that summer is here I will finally have the chance to catch up on a few things for myself, some personal drawing projects, walking in the hills and a lots of reading. Finally T.H. White, I can begin The Once and Future King.

Have a great summer everyone!

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Critical Cloth

A free day, and the oppertunity to soak up some culture.
I visited Nottingham Castle to see the work of Rhiannon Williams, my Context lecturer.
Not the first time I had seen her work, but I had been so captivated by it the first time and its concept that I was eager to see it again, and how it had been displayed.
The setting was certainly rather grand, and the work looked great. There were a surprising number of visitors wandering around the exhibition. Shelly Goldsmiths work was also wonderful.

Take the time to visit the exhibition if your interested in Textiles with a message:

(A significant irony at the Lotto logo on the flyer, given the nature of Rhiannon's work :))

Saturday, 4 June 2011

The Degree Show : In Close Ups

As textiles largely revolves around colour, texture and pattern, here are a few of my favourite close ups from the degree show:

Friday, 3 June 2011

University of Derby Degree Show 2011

Here are a few photographs taken at the University of Derby Degree Show 2011.
Congratulations to everyone who exhibited! Its an exciting prospect that this time next year it will be me!

Thursday, 2 June 2011

University of Derby Degree Show 2011

Tomorrow is the private view of the University of Derby's Degree show.
So Ill be heading down to see the third years work on display at Markeaton street.
After a sneak peak earlier in the week Im excited to see the fruits of everyones labour.
The Degree Show is open to the public from 3rd June onwards, so pop in an have a look! Further details on the poster below: