Saturday, 18 December 2010

We're Snowed in...

This weekend I am meant to be in Cambridge, collecting the clothes and stuff that I need over Christmas that I couldn't take home on the train.. BUT I am stuck at home because of the snow. However, all is not bad. I have spent the day with Alex celebrating our one year anniversary making a chocolate log and watching TV, that definitely beats driving in the snow!

mmm... I am now going to indulge myself in chocolatey wonderfulness (I can't see this cake lasting very long!)

Monday, 13 December 2010

Print & Process

I am pleased to announce that tomorrow I will be handing in my print module at uni and I am daring to say that I am finished, however, I am slightly worried that I have missed something out. But fingers crossed I haven't!
We had to produce a series of prints from a line in the song, 'Desolation Row' by Bob Dylan (My Chemical Romance have also done an excellent cover of this song).

I chose the line, "Memories in a trunk."
Now this is obviously referring to a case of some sort, however, my mind thought of an Elephant's trunk and my ideas spiraled from there...
I decided to make a series of lino prints telling the story of the life of an Elephant (very simplified).

As part of the assessment objective, we have to make the prints we produce into a bound book format. I have always wanted to be able to make my own books, so this has got to have been one of the most exciting parts of the project for me!!

Below are some of my favourite prints from "Memories in a Trunk":

 Here are some photographs of the "Memories in a Trunk" book I produced:
(The book has been covered using Calico fabric)

And here are some photographs of the practice book I produced, which I am fairly pleased with:
(This book has been covered with fabric designed by Amy Butler

Lastly, I want to show you a couple of prints I produced as part of my experimentation with different print processes:
This is a lino print I produced from a drawing of a Ballet shoe:

And this is a screen print I produced of a drawing of acrylic tubes:

Thursday, 2 December 2010


Yesterday, I was happily hoovering my room with Henry the hoover, that had strangely been sitting in the living room for several days and not in his cupboard. (I just assumed my flat mates were being lazy and didn't put him away after they had finished using him).
When I went to put him back in his cupboard, there was another Henry already in there!!!!
I thought something magical had happened, but my flat mate kindly pointed out that someone from down the hall had lent us theirs because ours wasn't sucking up very well. :(
I have put the two Henry's back in the hoover cupboard as I fear they may get lonely without each other! I wonder how long it will take the other flat notice we haven't yet given back their Henry?

On the theme of couples, I would like to share with you our very much in love penguin couple :)
They are just too sweet! :)

Lastly, I would like to leave you with something that baffled me this morning.
I opened the second door on my advent calendar to find this chocolate shape?!
What is it? Am I looking at it the wrong way round??
To me, it looks like a monster with very large teeth.. not very Christmassy at all!