18/01/2015

5 Reasons to Become an Artist/ Designer

1. Probably the main perk of the 'becoming' an artist or designer is the fact that when you are studying on an art/ design course there are no exams! Even though having 3 projects on the go at the same time and having next to no social life, not having to revise and study for a horrible 3 hour exam really makes up for all the coursework!!

2. You meet the best people when doing exhibitions or fairs or in a creative job. (Or at art university!) Some of the loveliest people are the most eccentric and creative and really make life way more interesting!

3. If being an artist or designer is something you do in your spare time or what you do for a living, its an amazing way to express yourself creatively. There is nothing better than to stick on some music, have a cup of tea and just create something so personal to you and just be free to do whatever you want.

4. One of the best feelings is when someone either compliments your work or even buys your work. Its so rewarding sharing something you have put your heart and soul into and then having someone love it enough to want to own and display in their home. Its a massive confidence boost.

5. I think that above all, having something that you are so passionate about that when you are sat at your easel or holding a pencil and paper you are completely oblivious to all your worries and problems. Its a great escape from the stresses of life.

17/01/2015

Colour Crazy

Been going crazy for the colour lately!

Working for a wallpaper company, I see soooo many different designs everyday and I can't help but get inspired by all the amazing patterns and colours.





I've recently bought my first batch of lambswool yarn and have been spending my weekends playing around and weaving experimental samples. It's been so nice to be designing again!
The plan is to create a HoveSweetHove#2 collection of one off scarves and cushions (and maybe blankets).

So I have been using a bright colour palette that has made me fall in life with everything bright and beautiful!







01/01/2015

Hi 2015!




2014 was pretty good!
Graduated with a 2:1, did an internship at Designers Guild, was in Selvedge Magazine's London shop window for 2 months and I now have a break into the interior design industry working temporarily for Wallpaper Direct! After it only being 6 months since leaving the safe zone of University, I think that I have done well so far in the real world!

But 2015 is going to be really exciting!
I now have a loom back in my life (yay!)




This year I am going to get designing and weaving again. (aswell as working, obviously.) In February I am in a textiles exhibition where I am going to show my Hove Sweet Hove collection which is quite exciting! I am also working towards the Summer craft fairs and open houses in Lewes and Brighton.
So here's to an exciting year and being one step closer to making my successful designer maker dreams come true!

Happy New Year!