I came across these two blogs which inspired me greatly along with the help of my textile friend Josey McWilliam. With the inspiration I decided I had to jump on the band wagon and start finger knitting for myself. Since then I haven't looked back as it is so relaxing and theraputic (especially before a long shift before or after work!) :D
The work of Rubyellen, her beautiful pieces can be found at : http://mycakies.blogspot.com/2010/06/bit-of-texture.html
The work of Nicole Spring, her fantastic pieces can be found at : http://frontierdreams.blogspot.com/2011/07/four-finger-knitted-headband-tutorial.html
I know my finger knitting isn't nearly as beautiful as what these two ladies have created but I guess I can finally say I'm starting to get the hang of this, don't you agree? (see below)
Tuesday, 23 August 2011
After all this waiting my Sketchbook has finally arrived for The Sketchbook Project!! Eek! Just far too excited :) I can't wait to get started! The theme "In 50years".... watch this space!!! :D
Saturday, 20 August 2011
If anyone is interested in any of my photography, illustrations or sculpture that they have seen please feel free to contact me at, firstname.lastname@example.org. Very reasonable prices and work can be framed, stretched on canvas etc!In the next couple of days/ weeks I will also be uploaded more work that is for sale. I look forward to hearing from you! x
Myself and my partner found it quite difficult to get a last minute holiday deal abroad this year so in the end decided to settle for the UK instead. I'm glad we did as we had a lovely time away and also spent some time with my partners family down in Newcastle. While we were there though we visited Beamish Museum (an old victorian mining village), which is definately worth a visit as it is a very interesting place! One of the other days that we were in Newcastle we decided to be big children and go and visit Flamingo Land in yorkshire (again another visit I would recommend!)....
This summer hasn't been very great with the weather and now that I am working full time it has been difficult to try and get my days off when the sun is shining! The evening that I went to Anstruther for my fish and chips was lovely though so I thought that I would take my good old friend (my camera) and take some pretty pictures and enjoy the weather while I could :)
Summer is coming to an end and usually at this time of year I am jumping for joy looking forward to going back to university... but not this summer. It has just dawned on me that university is finished forever :( Here are some pictures though to keep our last days of being a student alive... Oh the memories :D
Wednesday, 10 August 2011
To keep me busy this year whilst writing and illustrating my second childrens book, I came across "The Sketchbook Project Tour 2012" website and thought that I would give it a go to see what I can come up with :) I am hoping to travel to America next year with my family so hopefully I will be able to visit my sketchbook on its journey around the world in one of the designated places!
I have just signed up and ordered my sketchbook today so I'm looking forward to it being delivered! :D The theme that I chose for my sketchbook was "In Fifty Years....."
Keep posted to see what I come up with :D ....
I had such a lovely Graduation and I was so happy that I was able to Graduate this year considering everything that myself and my family have been through! I also decided that I needed some time off after finishing university just to catch up with everything that I have been putting off this year due to unforseen circumstances. Due to summer coming to an end shortly I thought that it was a good idea to get back into sketchbooks, projects and blogging again so watch this space :D