Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Le Chat Noir November video!

Dare Media in Cork put together a lovely video on the recent Le Chat Noir Vintage Fair!

Monday, November 28, 2011

First Time Oil Painting

We're doing a colour module in college at the moment, I tried oils for the first time last week & here are the results, pretty ropey! But it was definitely interesting and enjoyable. CLUE: paint the whole thing in acrylic first, and then just use the oil to highlight tones, light and shadow. That helped me anyway, parts of it I tried painting only in oils & they turned into a mucky mess.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Le Chat Noir Vintage Fair!

I'm just back from Le Chat Noir's second vintage fair, i'm on such a happy buzz after it! It was a lovely day, I paired up with my friend Sarah to run a stall with prints, badges, screenprinted tees, some hand-drawn shirts, vintage clothes & jewellery. Jill (from Wild Floral Couture) and Leona did a great job organising it.

There were some fab stalls from Turquoise Flamingo, Wild, Mercury goes Retrograde, Rosa Through the Looking Glass, Alice Halliday, Peacock and Ruby, Miss Daisy Blue.... the list runs on! I'm focusing on the Cork stalls here, there were loads of great stalls. It's also really inspiring seeing so many women starting their own businesses, in these times of "no jobs here" they're really making opportunities for themselves. I wonder as well is the massive interest in vintage at the moment anyway related to the global economic collapse? Maybe people are looking for ways to consume less and live more sustainably via recycling. Plus I guess vintage is just gorgeous!

So you can possibly tell i'm in a bit of a gushy mood after what was a really fab day! Here are a few photos from the first Vintage Fair in May and Le Chat Noir photo shoots, can't wait for the next event!!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

New tee designs

With the Christmas markets coming up i'm putting together a few new tee designs.

I also just bought a badge maker, world domination, here I come!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

3d Visual Elements

As part of the Applied Art course, we presented our 3d visual elements group project today. Here are a few shots of our installation. We focused on using cardboard, newspaper and bamboo and a limited number of motifs throughout the piece. We aimed to use careful construction, repetition and composition to balance geometric with organic forms, and heavy lines with lighter lines. We've to take it all down tomorrow, it's going to be hard after the work and thought that's gone into it!