Monday, 11 November 2013

Photoshop boredom

Ok so I have been working a lot lately 7 days a week for the past 2 months. I've not got a lot of art done lately as I've not been able to focus long enough on anything without falling asleep.
So today I have messed around on Photoshop and designed myself a new header logo thingy for my Harkerstyle name.
Taken from on of my earlier drawings, its basically one drawing manipulated and repeated to the final image. Hope you like it.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Baby Bunting

Finally I made some bunting for my little niece's room. she's now about 4 months old and pretty cute.
anyway not alot to describe about it other than this is a first attempt, and I think its pretty good going. printed cottons backed with felt, I have also appliqu├ęd flower petals and lettering into the bunting to make it more visually exciting.

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Screen Print Totes

I eventually got my booty over to Print Club at CCAD in Hartlepool. Sprted my screen and got away with some screen printing, things didn't really go to plan so I left it for a few days and ordered my own squeegee in from Ebay.

Set myself up in my kitchen and started a few more prints, the majority of them turned out pretty well, but for some reason I always manage to miss a bit of the bigger designs so they are turning out a little patchy. but I'm ok with this alot of it is about practice and I'm well out of practice but I'm enjoying being able to print from home.

I've set myself up an Etsy shop and listed a few of my bags to sell, I'm unsure if I will make a sale but I have to start somewhere and how else will I know people will like my designs unless I do this. If I do make some sales I'm going to be well chuffed :)

My Etsy shop link:

Here's some pictures.

Arty farty

So. It's been rather a while since my last blog post. so far I havn't touched my embroidery since the last post about it, but I have been doing some arty creative-ness including a drawing I started ages ago which I have now finished.
Although I am not quite satisfied with the finished piece I am happy that I've finally finished it and it could be cut free from my board.
Also. I've been delving into the depths of the Etsy shop selling. Eventually I'm going to list things including art which I would like to sell. However this is all new to me!

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Ready for print club!

I'm totally ready for print club at CCAD, I should have done this months ago. All I need is for my ordered bags to arrive so I can print them up all lovely. *curses the delivery people* I want them now!
I think I'll stick with the prints I have already or I'm going to end up with far to many prints to play with and end up in a big mess.
Definate progress going on. :)
Ok so a few weeks have past by since I started the embroidery for my niece so between working shifts over Xmas and sleeping and eating and doing other things except my embroidery I've gotten this far. I'm pretty pleased with it however I'm now thinking I could have approached it from a different way and started machine stitching first and then adding all the detail afterwards as it would have been far quicker and I may have gotten further with it. However I will persist and it shall be finished. 

I'm also getting inspired to work on other art pieces so I need to get this one out of the way as I don't want to end up with 100 things started and none finished... hah.