Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Paperfolk shoe doodles

So I bought a pair of plain white tennis shoes about two years and have never worn them because I actually never where anything that's plain white. Whatever possessed me to buy the shoes in the first place I have no idea but the result was that they were just lying around. 
I came across the shoes yesterday and thought I would just doodle on them with permanent marker. Here are the results... 

Friday, 26 June 2015

Daily Drawings... Boy meets Girl

Another sketchbook drawing. Always doing these with the intention of them becoming embroideries but I always end up doing miniscule patterns with a 0.05 pen so I always have to alter for the embroidery anyway- i'll never learn!

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Daily Drawings

A drawing from sketchbook using black fineliner and felt tip pens. The background is filled with tiny black dots and I used some plants at home for inspiration. 

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Paperfolk Jewellery

This was a bit of an experiment for some new jewellery collections constructed from clay. The thing I liked in the past about using shrink plastic was that I could spend a long time creating patterns with fineliners in the same way as I do with my sketches. Other mediums never gave me this freedom. So, i've been looking for different ways I can use clay for the same sort of purpose. Still lots of experiments to come!

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Daily Drawings

This a a sneak peek of a drawing in my sketchbook that i did for my little girl, Amelie. She asked if I would draw her, so I did. The idea was to create some cloud transport for her to zoom about in.

Daily Drawings

So I decided to draw a collection of ghosts with a polka dot background. Enjoying using my new sketchbook a lot!

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Daily Drawings... Fresh Start

A quick sketch done while i was watching Fargo last night. Looks like Fargo didn't influence me at all since it's turned out nothing like anything I was watching!

Monday, 8 June 2015

Embroidery: Dancing Ghost

Dancing Ghost, 2015
 I actually meant to post this before now and thought I already had (oops). This dancing ghost embroidery was inspired by a sketchbook drawing. I felt it needed a little injection of colour so I added the emerald green satin stitch and the lavender shoes to lift it a little. It's always funny how the medium dictates what you do. Everytime I think it will be a straightforward drawing- to- embroidery, it always ends up being changed after the outline is finished!
I've added the original drawing to the bottom of this post for comparison.
Dancing Ghost, 2015 (detail)

Sketchbook drawing for Dancing Ghost Embroidery, 2015

Sunday, 7 June 2015