September – November Update

So being back in university has been busy, despite the timetable is only for two days a week. I know, right? How does that work out? I have moved into a new house with some of the old housemates from previous two years, and also new ones. This new project is based around audio, so drawing and felting have been put onto hold for a short while. Hopefully next week after the presentation of this project I can start back up. Until then, look at these to wet your appetite.

8house: Arclight #1 – Marian Churchland

Song of the Sea Crosshatching

Sam’s Keys


And some doodles during lectures

Sarah Gurmin Chihuahua

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August Update

Hello again everyone! Time for another update for you all!

This month I have been dabbling in a few techniques to improve the way I draw. If you want to see my experiments head over to my DeviantArt page! I have been trying line drawings, shading and one/two tone experiments!

There are plenty of ideas brewing ready for university when it starts back up this month. I am quite excited for it! Wow, I cannot believe I am now doing a Masters degree. I still haven’t got used to the thought that I have a Bachelor Honors and HND degree. Reality will soon hit me when deadlines arise.

Also I have been REALLY busy with creating my own map for my Dungeons & Dragons campaign. It took a LOT of planning. I had to decided what I wanted to build in my city, what shops, activities, people and where to place everything! It was such fun to design it. If it is a success, I will upload it here free for others to use.

Keep an eye out for next months post, or follow it all in progress via Facebook, Twitter or have another look at my portfolio website!

See you next month!

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Website Update!

Here is an update for you of all the places you can find me and my art work!

A portfolio of my needle and wet felting art.

A monthly update to catch up and some behind-the-scenes of some of my art

Some sketchbook work and experimental stuff

Regular updates of varied work

Not so regular updates of work (mainly used for networking)

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Comic Con Part 1 – Props

Once again, for the second time, I will be going to Comic Con in Cardiff! Last year I dressed as Malcolm Reynolds from Firefly but with Jayne Cobbs hat.


Here is your clue for this year:


He is made out of felt (and a bit of ribbon) and also hollow inside! Keep an eye out to find out why and for your next clue!

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Felted ‘Annabel Lee’ ~Edgar Allan Poe

Here are my final images produced to illustrate the poem of Annabel Lee, written by Edgar Allan Poe. These are not for sale, but prints will be soon. Keep an eye out! All copyrights go to me, Sarah Gurmin, and they are not to be used for any purposes by anyone.

1 Castle signed

Kingdom by the sea




This is actually a scarf

4 Ocean signed

Annabel Lee gazing over the ocean after her death


Rose, the symbol of Love

I will update this post at a later date with the poem so the images are in context

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July Update: Exhibition, Graduation and Relaxation

Gee, it sure has been busy, so here is a quick note on what has been happening!

As part of the end of the year for my course in Illustration, we had to display our work at Swansea’s Grand Theater. It went really well during the opening, practically a full house! Every ones work looked great upon the walls, and the speech by the tutors was so touching! I will miss them all! Well, maybe some of them. Here is a sneak preview of part of my display featuring the needle felt work pieces for the project I had been working on. (More on that in the next post, keep an eye out for it!)

me and felt

Me with my needle felted self portrait. Please make note this was my first ever attempt at a portrait in wool!

Then last month we displayed our art at Londons New Designers show! There were so many universities brought together, and so much inspiration was to be found! My work looked like an ant compared to the vast greatness of the other universities. Like my Facebook page (Sarah Gurmin Art) to see the photos and videos I posted from London! My friend Laura tries on an occulus rift(?)!! Look on my Instagram page (@fortheloveoftheart) to see the photos of my new Teddy friend and our adventure in London!


Part of the large display we (UWTSD Swansea University) has at London New Designers

Finally, the bad and good news….

Bad: My adventure as a BA Illustration student comes to an end…

Good: I got accepted onto the Integrated Masters course for Illustration! And so the journey continues, but onto another level, WOO!

Be expecting to see more of my work posted over summer, as I practice before heading back to University for one last year. And then be expecting to see even more work when I start in September! Hahah!

Keep an eye out!

Like my Facebook page Sarah Gurmin Art for updates on my work, Twitter @SarahGurminArt to see snippets of things and my new Instagram @fortheloveoftheart for my general life.

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Dark Skies

Happy Easter! I hope you are all stuffed with chocolate and are enjoying the weather! It’s been the hottest so far here in Wales, UK. Here is a catch up with what I myself have been up to over Easter.

I have indulged in buying some new felting needles from Heidifeathers, who always provides great needle felting equipment and service! These needles have 10 different types, 30 in total. I shall look forward to trying these with my projects!

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Currently I am working on a scarf, the patterns are to represent dark skies inspired by Turner, Ian Aivazovsky and Moy Mackay. The scarf shall illustrate the one verse of Edgar Allan Poe’s poem Annabel Lee where things start to go dark, the angels in heaven are not happy and a cold wind blows out and kills Annabel Lee.


These are a few felt examples of colour experiments.

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Still not sure what colours to settle with, but keep an eye out for my next blog post to find out!

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