The past week has been one of the best two weeks since leaving university last June. I have learnt so much and have gained the confidence to go ahead and start being serious about being a part-time business. I can’t thank Alan and his team from PopUp Business School for all the advice and tips. If YOU are someone thinking of starting your own business, look them up and join their free workshops. It will change you, and that I am serious of. So many of us that attended were unsure of ourselves when we started, but now we have a set of skills under our belts that will effect how well we will create and make our businesses.
Tomorrow we are all presenting ourselves to the public in Newport Market 1-4pm. Myself will be there to exhibit my art, and also doing a demonstration on needle felting.
So many ideas and opportunities are ahead of me and I cannot wait for them to all come at me. I am ready.
Happy Christmas! (10 days early, I know, but I am in the festive mood)
So what do you think of my card design? Obviously without the self advertising text.
Shall I do other designs ready for next year? (Cannot do them for this year as it is too late for printing last minute etc.)
If anyone is interested in seeing more, let me know! I would love to do more designs and sell them!
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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)
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!
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.
Kingdom by the sea
This is actually a scarf
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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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!
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.
Still not sure what colours to settle with, but keep an eye out for my next blog post to find out!
Finally created a website to show off my work pieces. No blog rants, no retweets of other poeples work; purely my own stuff.
Take a gander at it, and keep an eye out! It’ll be updated as I go along.