Wednesday, 23 April 2014

I have really enjoyed creating some designs for the OhhDeer t-shirt competition.  The aim is to promote your work through facebook, twitter, instagram etc and OhhDeer will then select a new contributor based on the artists successful promotion and obviously great work.  I'm not sure I have the huge network needed to massively promote the work but I have had a great response to my posts which is fantastic. It is so cheering to put your work out there and have people say lovely things about it.  Keeps you going and inspires further ideas and plans. 

Monday, 21 April 2014

A couple of days ago I managed to waste lots of time fiddling with an early morning doodle to create this repeat pattern.  There is something very satisfying about a repeating pattern.  Being a doodle there are some slightly dodgy moments in the repeat but it has kindled a desire to create some more. I also discovered on You Tube a far easier way of repeating patterns on photoshop so the world is now my oyster and I am itching to get going but school work is the priority for the next couple of days otherwise I will have classrooms full of children and no idea of what to teach them!

Friday, 11 April 2014

I have spent quite a few months putting together 20 designs for printing as greeting cards.  I have finally had them printed and after the excitement of them arriving and packaging them into cello bags I now realise that I need to start selling them and this is mine and many other artists greatest downfall.  I have started to load them into my etsy shop and it feels really good to finally get some work out there.  

I have also entered some work into the OhhDeer competition with one design here and another here.  The competition works on your ability to promote the work through social media so any like/shares or tweets would be very much appreciated! I still have one design to do for them but with the Easter holidays in full swing and new chickens to look at I am currently a bit distracted but I think today might be the day for getting things done.