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Tuesday, 31 May 2011
These are beautiful. But far beyond what I can do with my feather project!
Feather work was carried out by highly skilled artisans and fantastic headdresses, ceremonial shields, bracelets, exotic fans, ceremonial staffs and numerous other items were created. There are lots of feathers that can be used for painting, such as chicken, ducks, geese, pigeons, golden pheasants, peacocks and turkey. Due to the difference of the feather's colour, texture and size, the painting will present various visual effects.
Via Design Swan
Wolf feather painting by rileymai
(L) Midnight Memories by DarkIceWood
(R) Clearest Vision by Foxfeather248
I was at uni again this morning helping set up the final show.
There was a bigger group of us in today (more guys to do the heavy lifting ;) ) we prepped the walls for painting, wiping them down (I was stood on a table doing this, the downside to being tall) sticking masking tape round the plugs and stuff and covering all the speakers, tv screens and other electrical equipment.
My friend Claire and I were put in charge of prepping the boxes we will be using in the final show. We will get a box each and have to sum up our project in the box.
So Claire and I had to trim the edges (I marked them out and she cut) then start putting them together.
We were supposed to be in all day but as there were quite a few of us in we finished by lunch, and just the blog group stayed longer. The rest of us will be back tomorrow to paint!
Claire cutting the boxes
Roughly A3 size box which we each get to put our work in.
Monday, 30 May 2011
I made a feather "page" in my sketchbook of feather illustrations, which is really soft to touch.
It was just a quick, fun way to use some of the huge number of feathers I have collected, as I haven't decided what to do or make with them yet.
I'd like to try this idea but with much smaller feathers, so you can't immediately see what the page is made from. I need to collect a lot more of them first though!
Sunday, 29 May 2011
I finally did some more work on my personal feather project. Just a few quick drawings with a little bit of ink, but it was really enjoyable.
It's nice to get back to basics, drawing and not using a computer.
Saturday, 28 May 2011
It's my little sister's birthday today and was my friend Adele's birthday on Thursday so I had some fun with glitter and sequins making them birthday cards.
My sister just got my dad's old blackberry and she wants me to make her a case like mine has but I haven't gotten round to buying the case yet so i made a mock up one on a card for her. She loved it! (It took a bloody long time too! haha)
I loved doing this, it's been a while since I did any craft so hopefully I'll find some time soon to do more :)
Whilst sorting through everything for the final show there was quite a lot of old work which we were told just to throw away (it was really hard to do this to other people's work (especially as some were in our class) but the work had just been sitting there for a year with no one claiming it)
I found this box (which absolutely stank by the way, sesame oil and olive oil do not make a good mix :P) I have no idea what it was for but in spite of that I liked the box and the way all the little bottles sat in the box together, so I decided to photograph it before promptly shutting the box and throwing it away, getting the god awful smell away from me :(
So I spent most of the day yesterday at uni helping to set up the final show. It was me, Dan, Max and Luke basically doing manual labour and our tutor's dirty work.
We had to move every single stool and chair out of the studio (you can see them all in the last photo - there were A LOT of them!) then move all the tables against the walls. Each table had an MDF board cover so we had to take them all off and sort through which ones were in a usuable condition.
Once we'd done all that me and Max tidied the design store cupboard (literally filled with old portfolios, sleeves and job bags) while the others sorted through more sheets of wood in the corridors. Then finally we had to clear the other room we're using for our show, which had had several pigeons nesting in for the last few weeks so there was shit EVERYWHERE (we didn't have to clean that, they're getting cleaners in for that, but we had to work around it all :P)
Thursday, 26 May 2011
Some more of my earlier work.
This project was about challenging people's opinions on an outdated hobby, in this case stamp collecting.
The final piece consists of three large posters, which would go up on billboards a week apart from each other. There is no text, but the image gets a little clearer each time.
Once the third is up the video would be released, explaining the posters and linking to a website to find out more.
The modern feel to the posters is in contrast to the archaic view of stamp collecting as a hobby.