I got my new machine in an Amazon UK flash sale… i figured in the long run it would be better than a die cut machine which i’d be constantly be buying dies for and at least with this I can design my own stuff.
however so far it hasnt been as simple as that… the mat is sticky and so far means a lot of my stuff cuts fabulously but doesnt come off the mat very well…
but i think i’m going to experiment a bit more and see what it can do, as I want to try using fabric that i’ve applied bondaweb to to then apply to my quilt pieces.
my initial plan is to create pieces which can be seen to burst out of a book 😀
Frances Wadsworth-Jones is an artist who has recently created a fabulous collection of jewellery inspired by pigeon droppings that she has named ‘heaven sent’ based on the idea that a pigeon dropping can be seen as lucky.
She is turning what is seen as disgusting and not something you would want on your person into something that is actually quite attractive. it is an interesting take on it, with surrealist overtones and reminiscent of my recent trip to Barcelona where I looked closer at the works of Dali.
There was an alcove near the end of the trek round the museum in which another artists work was hidden. I assume this is a temporary exhibition, but the works there was quite interesting to look at, the use of colour varied with some presenting as far more colourful and textured from others.
Matt Lamb’s works made me wonder if I have chosen the right pathway choices at tech, and Dali made me debate taking Jewellery back on as well. But I think if their art can make me think and reflect more closely on my on artistic pathway then this can only be a good thing and lead to greater advances on my part.
I’ve been away for a wee while, and I’m sorry for that. I wasn’t too well around Christmas and it has knocked me somewhat to the extent that I nearly didnt get to Barcelona and had to take medical letters etc through the airport, so it was a tad more stressful than a holiday needs to be.
I was away with a friend and the plan was to see the works of Gaudi (as I’ve always been interested in his works from as far back as sixth form in school)
of course, no trip of mine is complete without Greg my travelling teddy, seen here in his scrubs and holding a little xray film. He was a present from a friend while I was studying Radiography and despite going to see if there was an artist suit available in my local build a bear he has stayed firmly in his scrubs.
while there I decided it couldnt all be about Gaudi and so I visisted the Picasso Museum (free entry for students with a student card!) and also one for Dali and Joan Miro.
I will post the pictures slowly but surely as I think some of this work really has to be shared and seen, it was awe inspiring.