am refreshing my mind on how to do repeat patterns at the moment. last year i worked in a very playful style and was all about random placement and the accidental quality. this year - with the idea of having a product range, which will include ceramics, i am experimenting with the scale of my designs and also seeing what they look like as a repeat.
today i managed to get the images onto screens, after a very unsuccessful attempt last week. looking forward to printing tomorrow!
yup - week three already, scary! always amazes me how quickly time flies. Have spent the last week doing a lot of thinking, really. thinking mostly about my honours proposal and about what it is exactly that i would like to achieve this year.
one thing that that i know for sure is that i'd like to experiment outside of just using fabric as a way of presenting my designs. i have been very inspired by the ceramics transfer tutorial by skinnylaminx and thought this would be a wonderful way for me to take my designs to a new level.
i spent most of the morning cutting and pasting sections of previous doodles and patterns onto one page ready to experiment with transfers.
this is one of the "birdy" screen prints i did in second year.
this is one of my favourite pictures of my grandmother - the first bird (on the left).
how third bird was born
the name third bird came about when i had the opportunity (thanks to being a poor uni student) to live under the same roof as my grandmother and mother - three generations of female artists. my grandmother, who was in her 90's, was very inspiring and spent most of each day painting very traditional bird paintings.
i went through a massive birdy phase in my second year of uni and birds and bird cages was all i wanted to print in my screen print class.
it was when my mother turned around one day and had sketched this amazing picture of a currawong that we made this cute little connection between the three of us and our art. so by being the third generation chic...i became the third bird!