Monday, 9 December 2013
Saturday, 7 December 2013
Wednesday, 4 December 2013
Wednesday, 27 November 2013
I have been busy working away at homw over the past few weeks experimenting and creating some textile pieces for the Storm exhibition. I thought I would take advantage of our meeting this weekend at the lifeboat house to get a sense of size and scale of my work. I am really pleased with the outcome! .....time to get back to work rhen :)
Wednesday, 20 November 2013
Monday, 18 November 2013
For more images of storms that inspire this project check out my pinterest board
Saturday, 16 November 2013
Wednesday, 13 November 2013
This is a brilliant opportunity for me to work to a set brief and really get creative again. For far too long I have felt like I am so busy thinking about product and business that I have lost my creative side, or at least it has been repressed lately!
I am focusing on storms around Porthleven. They are wild and the waves often come up over the pier and across the road.
My statement of intent is:
Monday, 22 July 2013
There is something about land art that really reminds me of several of the Japanese principles, I think that is because they similarly are inspired by nature, working with nature and being part of nature. I love this idea!
Land Art = Beautiful............... Spontaneous......... Natural........ Honest............ Ancient............
Profound........ Simple.......... Thought provoking.............Powerful.......
.............experiencing nature in a whole new light.
Monday, 15 July 2013
I absolutely love Japanese design. There is something so simple yet stunning, so natural yet elegant and so well executed and thought out that just creates such a perfect overall piece that you can only admire in awe. I have discovered that there are the 7 Japanese principles which can be applied to all areas of your life but can definitely be found present in beautiful Japanese design. They are:
- Simplicity- uncomplicated
- Irregularity- uneven, irregular
- Austere- beauty in being understated
- Naturalness- raw, non-artificial
- Profundity- avoid obvious, not revealing all
- Unworldly- freedom from habits
- Tranquillity- stillness, energised calm
To find out more here are a couple of links to more indepth explanations of the 7 theories of Japanese philosophy:
Saturday, 13 July 2013
With all this beautiful weather at the moment we've found it hard to stay inside and get any work done! Its perfect beach weather and me and the little man have been out for lots of walks to the harbour for an ice cream. Its nice to see such blue skys, clear waters and there were even dolphins down by the pier at the weekend!