18 February 2007






the milk teeth...

...i finally made the little milk teeth and have squashed them on the scanner with the big one i made yesturday. all are screenprinted onto calico and made exactly the same as the big one except they are tiny. not tiny tiny but tiny. i have another set to make up and have the chance to screenprint more this week which i might aswell do and make the most of the screen. i am planning to maybe make up more things that are printed using screenprinting its just sorting out my time as per normal to fit it all in. there is a big to do list that keeps growing! i think maybe i may have been a dentist in a former life-though i dont know if i believe in that but i cant really explain the reason why i like to draw teeth all the time. it started last year about september time with these little two teeth that i drew that were talking about tasty calories and how they should eat them. from then on i doodle teeth and other little things all the time and they have convo's with each other. strange.

17 February 2007


squashed on the scanner...

...she put me in the scanner as she couldnt be bothered to take a photo of me. how lazy is that? i was created yesturday via screenprint onto calico and then sewn together this evening. silly woman put the label on the wrong way round. how daft is she? i am about 18cm long and filled with afew polypellets and lovely fibre filling. i am waiting for my milk teeth to be made up as they are waiting ever so patiently next to the sewing machine.



teeth...

...this is something i did yesturday at uni in the printroom-which i would live in if i could! i nearly did not print yesturday as it took me about 10 hours in total to work out my layers and ideas-something wasnt clicking into place in my brain. then after exposing the screen and whilst waiting for it to dry, the screen split and i could have cried. sarah the lovely print lady technican fixed the screen and i started printing at about 4.30pm-managed to print until about 7pm as there was a private view exhibition in the foyer bit. the first one is printed on the inside of an envelope and the second is printed onto regular blue pastel paper. i thought the outline of the teeth would come out alot darker but i am happy with the soft effect of the black outline. i am very pleased with how it turned out dispite all the stress and confusion about layers. please double click on them to view them abit bigger.

14 February 2007

yay good old black and white materials...

...i love working in black and white! its fab. i decided to buy some scraperboard for the science brief but never used it and now i am working on a newish project. i thought that it was time to use up the materials that gather space, dust and time in the flat. i proper cleaned up the other day only to find that the stuff has erupted all over the place! maybe i was responsible, maybe i wasnt! the 'toothpaste' bit was done using a awl etching point thing and i finally found an art shop that sells the scaperfoil tools separate today-hence the tidier speaking tooth! i was determined not to have to buy one of them sets with the pictures in-like a paint by numbers one but for scraperboard. i love teeth!


abit of a colour splash...

...colour and me dont really get on very well. this is an experiment i did today using emulsion paint and collage materials. jennipeg the super woman of colour was and is my inspiration when it comes to colour. i would rather run away from colour unless screen printing of which then i cant get enough colour! i am going to attempt a couple more of these and try and include some colour into my final packaging design.

13 February 2007



teeth...

...i love drawing teeth and have finally decided to stitch one. this was created using wire and then stitching the wire to the felt. i scanned in the original drawing and enlarged it via the computer. drawing big scares me-all my doodles are quite small. i used two black seed beads for eyes. i used to stitch like this in foundation year but it takes me forever! i am just trying out some experiments for my packaging project that i am doing at the moment at uni.

06 February 2007



science...

...is for logical people and i think like spagetti. i get all in a muddle and my brain ends up feeling like a big knot that i cant get undone. i am slowly learning how to tackle illustration briefs at uni and find that the print room is a most useful tool. these are soft ground etchings created by pressing textures into the soft ground via a good old hefty printing press. these are/were for a molecular science brief and i was focusing on haemoglobin. i think some of the details within the prints look like viruses-so back to the drawing board i reckon. these were printing experiments and i am now working towards a more selective approach with the textures for a possible final image with the possibility of then taking it through another printing process.

04 February 2007


experiments...

...some things i have been paying with over last couple of days. knitting with wire is very difficult and stressful and i wouldnt reccomend it unless you can stay calm for a while. etching is a printing process i love doing and at the moment i like to play with textures and see how they print.