Yay! Thank you to my twitter friends who let me know that I'm in a little write up about Renegade London in the newest issue of Mollie Makes! It's a great issue. [:
p.s. the Etsy is still stocked up on frames and wool and things! Perfect little christmas gifts.
Today was the Fresher's Zine fair, which tends to happen every year and is a great chance to meet people and chat about zines and arts and crafts and tutors we love. There was a pretty good turn out at LCC, vendors and customers alike. It's always nice to see what everyone is getting up to.Here are some photos from today of the stall and things. I was also handing out Renegade flyers like a crazy woman. It is possible I may have scared people with my incessant smiling. I can't help it! Art really does make me happy. haha. Jazz drew that beautiful picture for me (haha) while we were chilling out. I was sharing a table with Jazz and Dave and their wonderful comics. There was a lot of interest in them, which was good. Good to see people smiling when they read them and asking questions and things. And loads of people bought Jazz's bags. It was a good day. We had a constant stream of really lovely people and conversation today. If we met you, say hi here!
Here are some silly photos from earlier in the day when we were enrolling: It's really nice to be 'back at college' even though we haven't properly started yet. Doing the fair today has also made me ridiculously excited about Renegade. Not that I wasn't already. Gosh, darn. I'm just not very good at being cool and aloof. Anyway. I should probably get some sleep. Love you kxo
Well, there you have it! Art Equals Happy is going to be a vendor at the London Renegade Craft Fair! :] Check out all the other amazing vendors here. It's kind of surreal to see my name up there, when I've always thought of it as a little bit unattainable. Just shows you what hard work and a little bit of courage can do.
Speaking of Renegade, I've been knitting my fingers off, getting product ready! Here are a few peeks into the process of making Swatches.Teeny tiny stitches! Nothing makes me happier than to see all the little stitches behaving nicely in little rows. I have a question for you guys! Are there any colour combinations you really really really want to see? I'm doing my best to get a good variety, while still in-keeping with my look and feel- but I'd like to know if you've got any favourites. [:
Just for interest sake, these swatches are knitted on 2.75mm needles with wool that's pretty close to 4ply in weight. So they are nice and tiny and complicated and beautifully intricate (if I do say so myself. haha!).
It's exciting to see my product pile keep growing as the weeks wear on. Hope this weekend treats you well. Kimxo
p.s. instagram photos.
This month, I've been doing some Art Directing and Photographing for the lovely ladies at Prick Your Finger. [: We're still working hard on it- but here are a few peeks of the updates that they've made already!We love coming up with fun ways to photograph the great yarns, These are some of my photos that are up on the website, of the beautiful but rough carpet yarns (which are for sale online now!!). They are super great for outerwear or sculptural knitting- and totally unique!
If you have a poke around, you might be able to spot a couple of my photographs (the bicycle ones.. hint hint!) that are filtering on there.
I'm so excited to share with you the rest, as they go up (and the outtakes too, when it's all finished!!!)
Have a good weekend, folks!
Today was spent in the busy and newly-painted-white Camberwell studio, putting up work. These pictures make it look really peaceful- but it was a mad day. It's amazing how many people don't know the difference between a nail and screw, and that you can't hammer a screw into the wall! Yikes! (That's what we are here for, after all- to learn- and some people learnt a lot today about exhibiting!)Makes me glad that I had a wonderful Dad to teach me the basics and a great Mother to teach me to 'always be prepared'. Yeah- I was the kid that had an extra pencil in primary school- and now I'm the girl that brings glue, masking tape, a paper clip, scissors and some extra paper- just in case. I always thought that people would grow out of not bringing what they needed to class. Maybe, I'm just overly organized. haha. Anyway, it was great fun to see everyone's work in the final stages and see it all being presented. There were some really clever presentations- like frames without the glass or back- stuck out just a bit from the wall- or framed nicely, or bulldog clips, or on a plinth.
I did my set-up a little differently from just nailing it to the wall- I hung them up on strings. [:In-keeping with the 'traditional' portrait style drawings I did, and to emphasize the natural, old-world style time he lived in (I even did the words on 70 year old paper, from a book of famous quotes)- I used some HandSpun wool. :] I was a bit afraid that it might unravel (because I didn't get a chance to wash it, and set it) so right before I tied it up, I gave it a little extra 'spin'. :D It was hanging nice and taught when I left. Fingers crossed it stays that way!! haha.We have our little private exhibition on thursday. Nothing big or fancy. It's not even at the same time as the Foundation or Final Year BA shows- we mainly did it all for Assessment, which is this week! Hope I do well. [:
Saara and I treated ourselves to lovely Chinese food for dinner to celebrate the end of this project! Woo hoo!!!
Just letting you know that I'm cutting out a few more sets of the 'I Wrote You A Letter' sticker sets, as they are so popular! Thanks to everyone who has bought one or featured me in a treasury or two. [: Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside, haha. Been thinking maybe I should make some different sticker sets... does anyone have preferences of what they'd like to see? I was thinking little records, or lions or tea cups? Maybe some knitting themed ones??? Kimxo
Some of my long-term followers might remember this band that I used to take pictures for... PennyRoyal. We did a few fun photoshoots and I designed their single but couldn't share the full design because it was still so new. But seeing as it was in 2008, and they aren't together anylonger, I thought you'd like to see the final designs.I loved working on this project because they gave me a lot of free-reign but they also had a lot of creative ideas. It was a good mix. Thought you'd like to see. [:
Hello everyone! So- I uploaded my entire Sketchbook Project to flickr today (and also my Camberwell Blog). You'll want to have a look at flickr for the whole story! I thought I would show you some of my favourites, although, it's kind of hard because there are a lot! I had mum holding the book while I took the photos and playing with my new lense! It does amazing things. Anyway, here are some of my favs: For a lot of these pages, I had done the drawings while out and about and then when I sat down this week to fill it up, I added the colours and the collages and it came together really nicely as a fluid book, but still jumping from one thought to another. The theme was on '...you'd be home by now.' which I thought was really relevant to some personal things that happened in 2010. it's kind of an exploration of living by myself and learning to love being alone and dealing with the loneliness when it comes along. But I'll never see this pretty little book again because it's off to America now! Kind of refreshing, actually- to put all those thoughts down and send them off. [:Which are your favourite pages? [:
p.s. hee hee! one of my friends from college, Alice Tye has done this too! Look at this funny picture she drew of me! pretty sure she drew this from a photo we took in Budapest. I love it when friends draw me.<3
I mailed my 'The Sketchbook Project' sketchbook off today! It's kind of nerve wracking knowing that it's somewhere between here and brooklyn and I'll never see it again unless I go to the Brooklyn Art Library in America. But.... That does mean that all of you USA lovelies out there have a chance to go and see some of my art work up close and in person! For a full list of where The Sketchbook Project 2011 is touring, check out their website! And you can also get involved in one of the Art House Co-op's cool projects. [: Here's my profile in case you're doing it too and want to connect.
I'll be sharing more of my book a bit later on, when I've edited all the photos of it I took this morning. Just a peek! [: