Sunday, 20 June 2010
Tuesday, 8 June 2010
So I went to meet the lady from the Eastgate where I'm putting up work in August, today, which was surprisingly scary. I learnt never to say the word "try" in front of people that are relying on my work to make their place look nice, you say "will" or something similar like that, eek. So really I need to get going with this, because I "will" be displaying work, in like 3 months time and I don't really have anything that I want to put up. I'm not getting the window though because they get fully opened so instead I'm getting loads of wall space around the theatre and cafe area, which is a bit sad as I was quite excited about doing something cool in a window, hmm. Its weird being able to do absolutely anything I want to do though- as in it won't need to pass any learning outcomes, which might mean I will produce work I actually kind of like for a change, its just a bit scary though... Hopefully there will be lots of posts with work updates on this very soon, as I really need to get on with it!
Sunday, 16 May 2010
I am now finished 3rd year, which is rather scary. I have one year left until I will be forced out into the real world, its quite sad really. Anyway, my website is now up and running (just about) which has all of my work from this year, however I'm sure about half of it will be coming down straight after assessments, as well as a major redesign of it...plus I think it only works properly on safari for some reason! Now its time to get going with finding a work placement, currently setting up an interview at the moment so hopefully something will come of it. Wee picture of my CV below...
So our little class exhibition has been and gone now, which was held at Tayburn in Edinburgh. My research into the Chaos Theory and Evolution, resulted in a pretty simple screen printed poster, based around the idea of how all of the "nothings" in life can make something happen. The word "nothing" was painstakingly popped out by a hole puncher, and then stuck back on to create the word "something".
Saturday, 17 April 2010
This project has been the bane of my life for most of this academic year. I've worked half heartedly on it for last few months, and only now getting round to do something with it. The brief was to design a calendar for 2010, and I wanted to design something which would encourage people to do something with there year. So I have a designed a less conventional calendar, which works as a countdown acting as your conscience to encourage you to do something exciting. The 2010 fades as the year goes on. STILL not finished however ahhh.
Friday, 9 April 2010
So I've been back home for the easter holidays for just a few days, and have somehow managed to get myself involved with the local arts festival in August. After just enquiring about an advert appealing for local artists to exhibit work in shop windows, I have somehow managed to get a whole window of like the most expensive building in Peebles, shiiiitt. I was only enquiring! How did this happen, and what the hell am I going to put in this window, deary me, quite exciting all the same though, just a bit daunting. Aghh. Heres a picture of where I'm meant to be putting work, in the window on the ground floor...
Wednesday, 7 April 2010
I decided yes, however all I've done today is read for half an hour, and then got distracted by personal project, where I am now looking at decisions, and affecting what people do. I am considering as a point of research to send a mass text out to my friends telling them to do something like "turn around" - hense the new blog header - and then ask them to text back saying what they were doing before and after as a consequence of turning around. Oh and I've also become rather obsessed with these colours since experimenting with them when designing my cv.
Thursday, 1 April 2010
I've began thinking about my personal project again, I've decided to develop my initial thoughts about evolution at the moment, but after a few days of working on it I've become slightly confused by the whole thing. I've been attempting to record every single decision/action that I have made, however I've realised that this is extremely difficult to do. I've noticed that the simplest of things, such as turning round can effect what happens within a day, which in turn effects what happens the next day, the next week, the next month and so on. I find this pretty interesting, but I'm just a little confused where I'm going to go with it...maybe that's a good thing.
Wednesday, 17 March 2010
This magazine has been sitting on my desk for the last couple weeks, ever since we got back from London for the 4Designers trip, and thought I would mention it here. Its a free bi-monthly magazine covering music, art, fashion, culture etc etc, however it appears to be only in circulation in London unfortunately. I think you can download them as pdfs though, so worth a look.
Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Wednesday, 17 February 2010
This week we were given a new brief to work on, which is a personal project. We can pretty much do whatever we like with it, and the finished resolution will be displayed in an exhibition in May. Although I love the thought of being able to do whatever I like with this project, I can't however help but feel slightly overwhelmed by it and a little scared by the thought of having zero direction to begin with. My disastrous attempt at doing a personal project last year, has left me feeling a little nervous about it to be honest, but hopefully I will have learnt from my mistakes and be able to produce a piece of work which I am actually happy with for a change.
My initial thoughts are pretty vague at the moment, but one of my ideas is to look at photography. My photography skills aren't really up to
much, and usually when I take a picture of something, I tend to be some what disappointed with how it looks, and how it looses the quality of what I can just see with my eyes, and wish instead of just showing a photograph I could bring someone to the photo point and show them it there and then. I was also initially thinking about doing something editorial and was thinking about doing something with real life pages, if this is still making sense at all.
These ideas may just be discarded but here's some photograp
hs by people who unfortunately I can't remember, which were sort of helping me with my thoughts.
I'm also still completely fascinated and obsessed with all things evolution as well however, and would quite like to do something with that, I'm just not sure what... I find the butterfly effect theory really interesting, and how if one little thing had or hadn't happened the world might have been completely different today. I guess I'm really talking about the element of chance and its effects, just don't really have a clue how I would develop this, shall wait and see.
Tuesday, 16 February 2010
Friday, 12 February 2010
Short stop motion animation I made in response to a brief set by the Touch Agency, who wanted us to come up with ideas for a viral advert for them. Based on the idea of pushing paper's limits to reflect their paper based work.
Monday, 8 February 2010
Its official, the moment you've all been waiting for, Sarah Fox has made a blog, cleverly titled "My Blog"...isn't she a clever one. I'm sure it will be full of exciting, foxy things very soon so have a peek into her new creative den here.