Category Archives: Sketchbook Work

Theme Book – Part 4 – Ideas and thoughts

Further to my previous posts I am wondering about altering the designs a little from my sketches in Part 3 of this blog – running with the simplied Carpetbag style I question whether to work on an appliqued style back … Continue reading

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Theme Book – Part 3 – Ideas and thoughts

Further to the second part of my blog on my theme book I decided to do some more research on bag shapes particularly concentrating on the era in which the designs of Clarice Cliff were at their peak and this … Continue reading

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Theme book – Part 2 – ideas and thoughts

Further to my first blog on my theme book I was able to explore some ideas with raw edge applique in Part 3 (Project 4, Stage 3) using this mixed media painting – it was based on a photograph I … Continue reading

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Theme book – Part 1 – Explorations of Dovedale and Derbyshire

I have been thinking a huge amount about my theme book and have had 3 ideas – the first two include one based on the work of a photographer I hugely admire in Alaska and the other based on the … Continue reading

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Wabi-sabi … first progression of ideas

This is the first series of sketches and ideas for my theme book and were also done with a view to putting into practice the lessons learnt in Part Two regarding design and composition. In theory the composition lessons make … Continue reading

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Lino printing – continuing on from Experiments with Printing and Painting

This post starts as a very short and brief one on the 4 February 2016 and will no doubt expand over the coming days or weeks as I experiment and learn a very new technique. Having read and heard about … Continue reading

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Wabi-sabi – Beauty in Imperfection … introduction to my theme and initial sketches and ideas

  WABI-SABI – Beauty in Imperfection  …. my chosen theme for this course is a development of an original idea ‘beauty in decay’ which is basically the same thing but allows me to enjoy the imperfections of flowers as they … Continue reading

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