Monday, 22 February 2010

The Fashion Project

My creation modelled by Colette Brown.

Thank you again my dear!

I would have never, in a million years, found a more perfect "forest creature" to model for me..... and do it topless!

About the Project :

This brief was certainly one of my favourite ever! I enjoyed myself greatly and pushed my abilities to the limit. I even learned how to knit and use a sawing machine. Ha! I must admit, I am quite impressed with my abilities to learn, especially in that quick paste, but at the same time if not for the help of Leigh, our Jewellery Technician, I would have been never able to achieve that. Leigh's help was priceless, as well as her background and experience in textiles. If not for that support, I would have chickened out of using a completely new to me material - felt.

Now me and felt are like best of friends. And I even got a completely new nickname - The Felt Master!

I cannot wait of the last project of this semester which will enable me to revisit, research and experiment with fabrics and felt further. It's ALL about reusing materials and adding value to seemingly worthless objects.

In the mean time - Stone Setting Project.. Here I Come!

4th photograph.

Since the stories my flatmates created were not that different, I think I will be able to use just one particular image to connect all of them and create a complete sequence. The image that I managed to come up with is of a young girl, about 8 years old, attempting a drive a car. This links to the fact that everyone of my flatmates mentioned a girl driving in her sleep... And because you simply can't drive while you're sleeping, it relates to the simple fact that 8 year old don't usually drive either.

So, all three photos are linked in that surreal way which illustrates the thinking of my flatmates and connotes to the fact that their stories were either of the girl dreaming or they were simply unrealistic.

In conclusion, I'd like to highlight that this assignment was a very pleasant way back into my childhood. It was lovely to revisit many beautiful memories and reconnect with the innocent and hopeful part of my personality. I forgot I even had one!

Now I'm really looking forward to hearing my classmates stories at the next seminar. Even the prospect of a new assignment is not that scary after all! :)

Thursday, 18 February 2010

The Stories

Claire McCreath

The girl was in a very pleasant sleep huddled within all her pillows in her nice comfy bed. She was dreaming of driving a Cadillac through floaty clouds to the moon watching and following 6 birds in the distance. Wondering what it would be like to actually be in space, its what she has always dreamed of.

James Bennet
The girl is flying above the clouds, dreaming of a holiday in Havana, with sun, clear skies, and old Cadillacs.

Jenica Trivedi

She let her mind drift off, through the clouds in the vast sky. Surrounded by ample amounts of cushions, she placed herself in the driver's seat of the candy pink Cadillac and cruised her way to the far away lands that stretched through to the extents of her imagination.

3 Photographs

Friday, 5 February 2010

Childhood Photographs

Just before Christmas our lecturer asked us have a look for some of our childhood photographs and select a few we would be happy to use for Design Studies in the second semester.

Most of my friends were really exited about this intriguing task and wondered what kind of purpose it might have. As to my own opinion on this, well... I felt a little awkward, a little unsure and for definite I felt that this task could possibly push me to get out of the security or rather privacy zone I have created and guarded over the years.

During our first lecture in this new semester, the news of what the task is going to be was finally delivered. And it seemed much more interesting then I imaged. We were to pick someone amongst us whom we don't know and swap pictures with them. After a careful consideration of the photos we had to discuss our findings with that person and then deliver the truth about our own childhood/personality if any different form what they thought.

The person that I swapped my photographs with is a girl called Amy Joe from Interior and Environmental Design. I must admit I have not spoken to her before and I had no idea what kind of person she could possibly be. That made this task even more exiting and this is what I think Amy is like, purely on the basis of her photos:

1. Amy has a sister or brother who is about the same age as she is.

2. Amy had a happy childhood and seemed to be a smiling and very active child.

3. Amy has a really playful personality and probably likes joking about with her friends and family.

4. Amy was really into fashion/grown up things when she was younger, she liked dressing up and trying on her mums cloths. Based on that I think she might have a strong relationship with her mum/family.

5. Amy has a big group of friends and is really popular. People like spending time with her and she is hardly ever alone.

6. Amy was/is close to her siblings/cousins.

7. Amy likes outdoor activities, being out and about and having a good time enjoying winter sports (especially snowboarding).

8. Amy likes changes. She likes experimenting and is not scared to try out new things.

9. Amy likes music and going to gigs and concerts. I think she must have went to T in the Park in the past and probably loved it. I think she might enjoy camping too.

10. Amy is really into fashion and she's got a good dressing sense. She seems to like newest trends and has a sporty but still very modern sense of style.

11. Amy loves to go out and I'm sure she's out quite a bit. She enjoys drinking with friends and late night take aways after a night out.

12. Amy likes going to themed parties because that gives her a chance to dress up. I am not sure but I think she might have joined the scuba diving club.

13. Amy looks after herself very well, likes putting on make up and possibly goes to the gym and practises a sport or two regularly.

14. Amy loves going on holidays and probably has already planned one for this spring break and summer.

15. Amy is a confident person.