Thursday, December 29, 2011

happy christmas

I hope you have all been having a lovely holiday and stuffing your faces with Christmas goodness!
I've just been taking it easy and lying low, still don't have any plans for new years eve, but I'm just really looking forward to our camping trip next week, so I'm actually not too bothered!

This picture is a photo that I took of one of the stamps I recently re-discovered during a massive cleanup of my room. I used to collect stamps (yip, pretty nerdy I was) and my great aunt in Canada used to help by collecting for me and sending stamps to me every now and then. It was so cool to find these again and I think I need to put them all into a proper album very soon...


Thursday, December 8, 2011

split pin ring

I've been a a mood to make things lately and when I found a box of split pins in my toolbox, I just had to try this. Pretty silly I know, but I like it!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

a little surprise

Such a nice surprise this morning, I randomly clicked on one of the sites from my "daily reads" list (you know, those sites that you check every now and then for eye-candy and inspiration) and as the page started to load, I saw my Charles Dickens illustration in and amongst all the other awesome bits and pieces of collected inspiration on The Thought Studio.  I'm trying to be all nonchalant about this, but I guess this is kind of my first taste of "internet recognition", and inside I'm jumping on all the furniture!

So thank you kind person who runs The Thought Studio, seeing your work on a blog that you look to for inspiration and work to admire is such a nice feeling.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Behance network

I've finally joined the Behance Network and created my portfolio! This is something I've wanted to do for ages, but basically lacked courage to put my work online, in a place full of brilliant creatives. But I guess since starting this blog I've managed to gather up some confidence and since I'm basically a qualified Graphic Designer now, it seems like a good move.

Please feel free to take a look and leave some comments, here is my link:

desktop wallpapers

This is a set of wallpapers/ screensavers that I made for the exhibition but ended up not using because the system preferences panel was locked on the mac that Stuart and I were sharing for our stand. Anyway, I've decided to put them up here and share them with you instead!

Click on the one you like for a bigger image, then simply save and use.


Graduate Exhibition album 2

hello Lisa!

live life drawing

Stuart & I

Steve & I

Emma & I

I love this this face!


Graduate Exhibition album 1

the exhibition space and mine and Stuart's stand

open portfolio book and details from my banner

It was our exhibition on Tuesday night! After what felt like an eternity, the night flew by. It all went really well and now I suppose this means that we can all relax! I still can't believe that third year is over and I do feel pretty sad at the thought of not seeing most of my class next year. I have applied for one more year of study, a BTech degree in Graphic Design. I think it will be worth it, as it means that we (finally) get to specialise in a specific area. I'm really not sure yet what to specialise in, but I do have a few rough ideas swimming around in my head...

nearly there

A screenshot of my desktop, with a wallpaper I made to cheer myself up by remembering that it's not too long now before our trip to the mountains...