Self Portrait for Exhibition Catalogue

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Needle felted self portrait to be used for the catalogue for the exhibition coming up in a few months. This took approximately four hours to do, and I may start taking commisions for portraits. Keep watching!

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The One O’clock Nude, Pencil.

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Testing my life drawing skills as they are not quite up to scratch yet. May add watercolour to this. Keep an eye out for it!

Just as a reminder, all copyrights of all images of mine belong to me. No one has permission to use my work in ANY circumstances, not even for your own purpose.

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Exhibition Update

Hello everyone!

Well done to my class for the fund raising events to raise money for our third year grand final exhibition (which, by the way, is Mid-May). It is so amazing seeing the hard work and dedication of the students being put into this. We have sold ark work, things that have been made using laser cut, cards, zines, decorative hangings, and definitely a lot of cakes! Everything has been handmade. Here are some photos and the posters! (Scroll down further to see my own card designs of the sunflower and bee.)

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My Halloween cupcakes! Used Haribo Halloween sweets for decoration.

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The Christmas stall displaying the hanging decorations, bird houses, art work, badges and the new zines – Pulling Teeth.

 

 

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Laser cut wood snowflakes by Nathan Collins. These were popular!

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Wooden laser cut bird houses. By Nathan Collins.

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Halloween bake sale poster by Jonathan White.

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Christmas poster by Nathan Collins.

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Valentines poster by Shauni Adekoya.

 

If you are in Swansea (United Kingdom, not Australia) you can even buy our cards from The Mission Gallery and Hobos Exist shop.

These are a few of the many cards being sold and the valentines stalls.

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These were my own card designs.

Bee Felted SUnflower

Also we sold calendars featuring artwork from students. These are still available for £5! My felted sunset got featured for August.

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My felted sunset for the August month of the calendar.

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Well that is all for the exhibition update! More shall be posted.

Keep watching…

 

 

 

 

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Let’s Get The Ball Rolling!

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The new blog about other artisans. It’s only just getting started, so it’s just me at the moment, but keep an eye on it for more people!

Originally posted on Uncharted Artisans:

Hello to you, and hello to the first Uncharted Artisans blog post!

Seeing as this is a brand new blog and no one as of yet to interview, let’s get the ball rolling by introducing myself first. (This’ll also give you the idea of posts to come!)

My name is Sarah and I specialise in needle felt. This involves felt wool, which is wool untreated before it is turned into the type you can knit with, and you stab it with a sort of fine barbed needle. This pushes the fibers of the wool together to form shapes.

I have been doing this for 2 years, and it started off with me looking in a ‘Knit and Sew World’ kind of shop looking for more wool to add to my hoard. I started off as a knitter, learnt from my mum and YouTube videos. At first I mistaken the felting…

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Wool Winding

To see the sphere of colour being wound, click HERE to be directed to my Facebook page. It’s so mesmerizing!

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There is No “Create Art” Button in Photoshop!

Originally posted on Karen B. Jones:

A mother at my daughter’s school, after learning that I was an illustrator, commented something to the effect that she knows it’s so much easier for someone to make art now that there are programs like Photoshop out there to do it for you.  I informed her that, even with Photoshop, it still took work to create decent art and that there was no automatic “Create Art” button in Photoshop.  She reluctantly conceded that, but responded that she thought that it was only a matter of time until there really was.  I tried to explain why that wasn’t practical and wouldn’t happen, but she didn’t believe me.  Her faith in the possibilities of tomorrow’s technology was fierce, if simplistic.  It was a very strange conversation and I came away from it feeling vaguely insulted.

So, in case there is any doubt by anyone out there, I would like to say:

Digital art…

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After Yoshitaka Amano

Lately, work has been about felting and less drawing. This is my practice back into watercolours. Inspired by the way Yoshitaka Amano paints and draws, I recreated one of his works with watercolour and pen. His work is so beautiful!

I would tell you which image I used as reference, but it is lost in my library of images.

Yoshitaka Amano

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