"A feeling of appreciation for the past or something related to the past. It does not necessarily include a longing or yearning to return to the past, but instead simply an appreciation for it"
A travelled feather blowing in the wind. Growing and experiencing life and appreciating all...

25 June 2012

Black Slip...

Topshop boutique is always full of the most exciting, fresh and directional pieces of each season, brought from the catwalks and collaborating with new, fashion forward, up coming designers. 
A little out of my price range but now and then a girl deserves a treat right?
I have here a simple but versatile black boutique slip.
This was another working day at the head quarters of Topshop so I felt the need for a cardigan... you never quite know in there, sometimes it's like one massive sauna room and others you appear to be rummaging the cupboards for layers.

Hope you are all enjoying your weekends! I wish I was one fortunate enough to say I've scheduled this post whilst I'm away at Isle of White festival, or Hakney R1 weekend! 
But no I'm one of those unfortunate enough to have been stuck working to earn the keep :)

If you have been to any festivals over the weekend Tweet Me and tell me how it rolled...


10 June 2012

A little Project...

I don't often (if ever) post any of my work on my blog,
when I complete my portfolio and feel content with it I will post it here.
For now I thought I'd share with you a little project I completed in my print lesson,
I thought it might be nice, for a change, and to see what the feedback is.
So this project was based around the band Joy Division. If any of you have not seen 'control' or any of the documentary's regarding the band and the tragic story behind their success, then I recommend you do so.
I will just give a brief explanation, basically we had to look into the band and produce a 'piece' inspired by the story or any other connection to the band, whether this be Manchester, or events at the time, it was pretty vague and we had a lot of freedom to go which ever way we wanted really, and the 'final piece' was up to us, it just had to involve the print techniques.
So I decided to create a canvas. I wanted to create a piece that gave an emotion. 
I blew up images of various industrial factories around Manchester in the 70's
and started off sketching them out in charcoal.
I then exposed these images onto screens and pulled acrylic paint through.
As a final touch I hand painted parts and sketched some parts with charcoal.
Let me know what you think. 
The canvas is quite large and in still shots don't quite live up to how it looks in life.

Some charcoal sketches

 One of my print screens

Final piece

Have a great weekend!