This weekend I left my sketchbook at uni and forgot to take any photos for this post. So instead there is a little peek at what I have been doing below. Last week I wrote about some of the paintings I have made inspired by abstract expressionism I have now made several prints from these paintings. I have also ordered some of them printed onto fabric and I have a few being printed by the digital tutor at university as well. Hopefully it will all arrive next week as I'm so excited to see what it will look like. I will then manipulate and embroider into these fabrics to create my samples.
Last weekend I mentioned my new project which is entitled defining your identity. The themes that I have chosen for this project are abstract expressionism and jewels. I will be creating printed fabrics inspired by abstract expressionism that I will then manipulate and embroider inspired by the structure and texture of crystals. I have started creating some paintings which I will repeat on Photoshop and then print onto fabric, the colour palette is based on a Rothko painting with the addition of touches of gold leaf. Below you can see photos of some of the pages of my sketchbook in which I have been developing prints.
The card project is finally complete! Below you can see all my cards, wrapping paper, envelopes and tags pinned up and laid out on my desk ready to be marked. My folded celebration decorations are hung up and propped up just behind my desk are my three inspiration boards.
Happy New Year! A few days late I know, I didn't realise how long it had been since I last updated my blog. I hope you all had a lovely Christmas as well. Its back to uni tomorrow to finish off the card project and then start the next project. I'm looking forward to starting something new. Although I have enjoyed the card project it seems to have gone on long enough now and I fancy getting back to doing some embroidery. However, the project has made me realise that I do enjoy print more than I had thought and I've been working on a few print designs over the last few days.
Over Christmas I've been making an intricately beaded necklace, it has a variety of beads stitched onto a base of white felt. I've kept the beads to shades of white, adding variety with the shape and type of beads. The felt is used as a base and is completely covered by beads, it is perfect for this purpose as it has a bit of stability which, coupled with the sheer density of the beads holds the shape of the necklace well. The necklace is finished with white satin ribbon.
The Perpetual Maker - Hannah Mansfield
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