Quite frankly I am not in the right state of mind to be writing this, as I have been talking in an online chat to a certain company for about two hours with no end result to the situation they put me in. I am so angry that my hands still feel the need to be typing, like when you are holding back verbally in an argument, and then when you are alone you start screaming and lashing out.
Anyway, back to the reason I am here, and you are reading: what have I been up to this month? Or rather, last TWO months, as I missed both January and February posts. I am so forgetful that this blog may become bi-monthly instead. I tend to keep my other social media sites more updated anyway, so if you want that, then feel free to follow them too!
I cannot remember if I told you of my recent university project, but it involves making lampshades out of felt. It is still in progress, but you can at least see the experiments here on the YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBx93-IVr38YuFGBcDoKOEg
Also I plan to open the online shop a few months early, and have been planning the products. So far is this adorable little ring of a ladybug!
Obviously not just this singular one, more will be made. And finally I have been practicing landscape and portraiture. I want to use coloured pencils, watercolour and crosshatching more in my art, still doing needle and wet felt art too. I could even draw something and then felt it afterwards. Same picture, two different styles of medium.
Keep an eye out for the next post! (I’ll do one at the end of March to make up for the lack of Jan-Feb posts.) Thank you all who do read my updates, as drab as they are. Until next time, bye!
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 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.
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!
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.
Working with coloured pencil, cold and warm colours.
Late night drawing. Filtered with blue for effect. Is this the start of a blue period?
Drawn from an old photo of me and my other half when we first met.