Thursday, 1 September 2011

Pies for hands

Sneak peek of what i will be bringing to the Cambridge Creative Fair

Sunday, 17 July 2011

I made this for my friend Dylan























I suck at making playlists, i put more effort into the packaging.

'Stargate' Inspired Rings

Stargate because we were set the task of being inspired by a Science Fiction programme, intending us to make masculine forms, but i was sure i could make something feminine. I chose crystals like these because of the insides of a DHD device, and the basis of most of the technology in the stories.


Silver and Dolomite Ring:

Silver and Amythest Ring: (for sale size I)

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Baillando

‘Baillando’
Ballet Pattern for a shop in town [link]
just been playing about with a book of romantic prints, that we found outside a gig a few years ago, just yeh, messing about with collage based pattern, and printing, being as my printer just dries up if you don’t play with it every five minutes.
constructive criticism is always appreciated, excuse the phone photo. Will get a camera some time soon - recommendations for that welcome too.
x

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Censorship

This week i put up some drawings in the Maidstone Hazlit Theatre's 'Through the looking glass' window as part of MVAN (Maidstone Visual Art Network) They are putting different Maidstone artists work in their each month.

Brilliant idea and all.

But it appears Maidstone Borough Council doesn't appreciate nudity.
I was kindly asked to remove them as they were giving people the wrong impression about the Hazlit, MBC and MVAN.

Well, this is what was in the window last month...
I don't think i've been posting much of the work i've been doing for this project because its all WIP and indended to go onto a different blog (securisvulnus.blogspot.com) as its collaborative with Jacqueline Marie Who was part of Whirlygig Collective.

This is some snap shots of what i put up (excuse the terrible photos)


Some kind of close ups if this helps? 


 Well this is what it looks like now. i'm debating whether i should replace the work or leave it like it is?



 Ahh i dont know.
It's nice to know that this space is sucessful in the sence that people have been seeing it.... even if they have been complaining? Maidstone, you suck.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

BEAR is not a bear


it's real,
Brighton Zine Fest (previous post) went incredibly well, Thank you to all who bought a copy or stopped to have a chat with me :)

....and thank you for all of those who trust me to take their money and post them one when i got home. (Y)

Super Weekend, cant wait til next year. (and London Symposium in April)
find it here
http://www.folksy.com/items/1454205-BEAR-is-not-a-Bear-Book?shop=yes

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Folksy Feature

I've been featured on blog :D

Second down - i realise i need to whiten the background of my photo's a wee bit more.


http://100percentdelicate.blogspot.com/2011/02/folksy-friday.html

Thank you Catherine x

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Brighton Zine Festival

Brighton Zine Festival is this weekend. [link]

here's a sneak peak of what i will be bringing


my first lil mini 'le gun' style 16pg zine (since uni)

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Avenge Thee + Naime update

Shirts have been printed, and lookie here, someone wearing one! Eeeee :D


(Thank you for the photo Katie) [link to Katies tumblr]

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Screen printing update

did some designs for some greetings cards recently, wanted to play about with some existing images i had, and do something for a friends birthday that's coming up.

So i drew the designs onto some acetate (clear plastic pockets for folders as acetate is expensive) and burnt them onto my screen. now those of you who have done professionalish screen printing at University or at workshops will be wondering how i did this.

it's called improvisation. and thank god for the internet.


I found some videos off of YouTube, that i cant find again, and a looong time ago i spoke to this awesome man in Whitstable who's wife was exhibiting on the sea front, giving out little wooden houses, and asking you to find them a new home. I think he may have run the Print Block on Whitstable Harbour. and his name was unusual. But yes. Thanks to him, and his wise words.

This was my set up. Excuse the state of my room, but i was too excited about all of this to tidy it up. simple as that its priorities.

So its a '500 watt' flood light (£12.99 from wicks) a clothes horse, some black fabric, a pillow, and a sheet of glass to 1, hold your transparency in place, and 2, keep it flat.

The good thing about the clothes horse is that it has variable height.
The bad thing abot the clothes horse is that, it can melt under the temperatures caused by the light.

Trial and error was needed for exposure times. it ended up being middle rung for roughtly 10 minutes. i did 5 minutes on this one with that height and it was under exposed, and washed out, then, 15 for a bigger one and over exposed it. so it really will depend. I advice leaving pleanty of time before you do this. it's not tight deadline stuff.
 
here are just some lovely close ups. everyone loves a close up.



Washing the screen is obviously next. dont do this in your rented perfectly white bathroom. it stains like a mother, using the hose outside is probably best. if you can handle the temperatures atm.



The fabric i've used hasnt given me great resolution. its a wee bit pixelated. but i kind of like that?

After it had dried it looked like this. The glass i used was a tiny buit small, but i thought id wing it, it left some lines, but i painted that in with my left over emulsion, exposed it again and it was fine.



...Then yeh, i printed it.
because it was a tiny screen, my squeegee isn't small enough, i used a piece of grey board to pull the ink through. it worked perfectly fine? i presume it wouldnt on a larger scale. which is why i invested in a larger Squeegee ( about £2 per Inch? - 'Wicked printing Stuff' - they have a lame name and website, but they are in Kent, do organic screen wash and non plastisol inks AND let me collect my order)



wasn't a great success to be completely honest. (wow my writing skills are superb, i'd be amazed if you're still reading this by now) some of the thinner lines didnt expose very well. (something to remember for next time) and the pixelation type effect did start to look a little unprofessional. but i show you and you can decide.




My favourite thing out of all of this, is feeling like a real 'artist'/creative person, having prints hanging up in my room. It's a little sad, but it got me through the day. Screen printing is stressful at the best of times, let alone completely self sourced and in your tiny room.


good luck if you attempt it and let me know, i'd love to see what you come out with.