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March 31, 2013

Hi everyone,

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Feature Image

Layered Self Portrait

A piece produced in my jewellery elective at uni.  The brief was to create a small scale jewellery piece which said something about our identity.  We were allowed to use brass and copper – only cold-work methods (drills, saw piercing, filing, sanding, polishing).

This piece shows my personal history.  My family moved very often when I was younger, and I think this greatly influenced who I am today.  I wanted to create a layer for each city I have lived in, stacked one on top of the other, like sediment.  Each symbol/image has a personal meaning for me, and is something I connect with the each city.

This was my first time working with metal…and I loved it!!

 

 

Self Portrait Sketch

October 12, 2010

So, this is me….kinda

A quick small sketch I did today.  Probably took about 2 hours, and its actually only 10cm high.  I hadn’t done a self portrait in ages, so thought I’d give it a go.

Not my best or favourite, but something to keep me going. x

So I also did a little different version for a bit of colour and texture:

Martini Antoinette

October 11, 2010

Martini Antoinette

Another little sketch I did today.  I felt a little bit inspired after watching ‘Marie Antoinette’ yesterday, and couldn’t resist doing a little version of my own.

My Autumn Girl

October 11, 2010

My Autumn Girl

A little sketch I did today.  She’s a little bit strange, but I love her for it.

Sloterplas, Amsterdam

September 10, 2010

Photographic Observation

For a new project here at the HKU where I’m on exchange for the next semester.  We were told to go out and make a collection of interesting things from our particular site – namely the Sloterplas in Amsterdam.

So yesterday I spent the entire day in this park, taking photos, writing notes, drawing sketches etc.  I’m quite happy with some of the photos so I thought I’d share some…I did take about 400!  They all turned out a bit sinister…

Echo

August 29, 2010

Photograph: Echo

Taken a few months ago in a Aussie town called Bellingen.  I stayed with a friend and her family for a few days, and we for the most we just chilled out.  We went for a little trip to this river/creek that is the place to be in Summer…but when we got there it was just a bit too cold!  Beautiful colours though, it’d just been raining, so all the wood was lovely and dark and the greens looked greener – and that beautiful fresh soil smell. Anyway, I just really love the colours, so thought I’d share.

Photograph Echo

Rosie’s Guitar

February 16, 2010

Rosie’s Guitar

A friend of mine asked me to engrave her guitar, she asked for flowers…so I gave her flowers!  It took quite a long time, but luckily I managed to borrow an engraver from my mum’s work – made life a lot easier.  Hope you like.

Guitar Body

January 6, 2010

Lavender

I felt like doing a little drawing tonight, and this is the result.  I used a photo I took a couple months ago as reference.  I’ll update a better photo when I get the chance, I still want to do some more work on it tomorrow, but its bed time for me now.

Pencil and Watercolourlavender

Art Nouveau Woman

December 31, 2009

Art Nouveau Woman

I had a beautiful calendar with some works from Alphonse Mucha, and felt inspired to create something using similar elements and style.    Its still incomplete, but I always love this stage of drawing – nearing completion, where everything starts coming together.  Hope you like.

Good wishes for the New Year!

Mucho inspired Woman