Friday, 29 June 2012

Tie Dye.

In between packing up and cleaning the flat, my last shifts at work for a while, cooking up random leftovers from my nearly empty cupboard and trying to go swimming as much as possible, I did some tie-dyeing this week! I used the Dylon dyes, mixing some of them together to create my own colours, and I had to use a turkey baster to apply the dyes, as I couldn't find any squeezy bottles (I got a few puzzled looks buying a turkey baster in June!). I did 2 shirts, one dip dyed shirt and a pair of leggings, but I also cut up some scraps of bleached calico to do some sampling, so I thought I would share the results of that today!

Wednesday, 20 June 2012


Over Easter ( I know, a while ago now!) I spent a few days drawing toys from my childhood. I also visited the Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green for the second time now, and I really recommend it, there is so much to see, including loads of toys I remember having or wanting when I was younger, and some slightly creepy toys and collections which I didn't have! I did a couple of the drawings below at the museum, and some of toys from home.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012


Here are some more random drawings from 2nd year, including one from my first ever life drawing session!

Monday, 18 June 2012


Lately I have been eating delicious giant strawberry meringue from the local weekend market, taking photos of beautiful flowers, doing some ceramic sampling, eating my Mum's yummy Jubilee cupcakes, visiting the beach back home, and doing some colour palette testing.

Friday, 15 June 2012

Drawing peppers.

On our last drawing session of the year, we were asked to bring in an object which we could find interesting for the whole morning; I chose a pepper (mostly because I was running late and grabbed it from the fridge!). We used the session to look at our object from all different angles, and then recreate it out of wire, and draw the outcome. After this I became slightly obsessed with peppers, and kept on drawing them, using all different media and techniques.



Over the Jubilee weekend I went back home, which was great as I hadn't been in a pretty long time. We went to Tyntsefield for the day, and I finally got to play around with my camera in this amazing environment!

I found my new favourite camera setting - pinhole, I love the mysterious, spying through a telescope look it gives the images. Doesn't this tree stump look like some ancient magical meeting place?

I loved the vintage faded feel of the greenhouses in the enormous kitchen garden.

And I found some pretty gorgeous looking flowers all around the gardens.