Tuesday, 24 June 2008
Tuesday, 10 June 2008
I love sitting underneath the tree making my birdhouses and soft birds. Recently a cheeky crow has taken residence in the local area and calls by regualarly, he's really big and looks like a rastafarian with all his feathers and regalia. This inspired me to make a digital soft crow. This is the artwork for it, finished product photos will follow.
Since the warmer weather has arrived i've taken to sitting out in the garden enjoying the sunshine. We have a beautiful hawthorn tree (Goddess Tree) just outside the kitchen window that has a birdball , (see website) http://http//www.greenandblue.co.uk/index.html an RSPB bird house and various feeders which are always full of tempting treats for the birds. We get a huge range of birds arriving for breakfast dinner and tea (as well as daily snacks).
Poppy Treffry is a textile designer based in Cornwall. I have admired and lusted after her work for years. I have just had confirmation that i can carry out work experience with her and her team in September.
Check out her website.
Using the gardens of tremough as a source of inspiration i have been creating decorative birdhouses for interiors. I drew the basic shape in illustrator, placed my photographc image in situ and digitally printed onto cotton sateen. The idea is to create a collection of birdhouses illustrating tongue in cheek themes. I had a brainstorming session with Eric and friends, the idea was to fill in the blank. ........house. We came up with loads of different types, dog house, whore house, ale house, farm house, counting house etc etc etc.
They are various sizes to go with the cheeky birds i'm also producing.
Photos of the finished products will follow