ATV – Assignment 5 – Capsule Collection – Feedback

Rebecca’s comments came as a huge relief after I’d really felt that I’d sent my capsule collection off unfinished.  I’d aimed high with my intentions without enough thought to timescales, in hindsight I could have reined in my ideas but I’m still glad I didn’t, working on the garments was very interesting and they felt…

The Crazy Scientist 

“The studio is a laboratory, not a factory. An exhibition is the result of your experiments, but the process is never ending so the exhibition is not a conclusion” Clive Ofili  This is a statement that I can agree with wholeheartedly. I find finishing anything difficult and in the early days I always called my…

Formative Feedback – ATV – Assignment 4

Lovely Rebecca, it’s taken me ages to get this assignment completed and sent off and then like a dream she has reviewed it and sent me some interesting and informative feedback. I am absolutely determined to meet the deadline she has set me for the next assignment. I am, I know this is me, but…

ATV – Assignment 4 – Written Reflection

What a huge relief, it’s been posted. The assignment has gone, its long overdue and I had to sprint to the end but it’s done. Now for a little bit of reflection, what have I learnt? I’ve learnt that great ideas don’t always bring great results and focusing and narrowing down my choices helps to…

Exercise 4.3 – Reflective Commentary

For this exercise I have decided to answer the questions in the brief. 1. How did you build from your successes? Despite working through this exercise in a liner fashion my development of ideas has been very jumbled. In places I have ignored what I had previously done as I went onto the next bit….

Let’s Play!!

I’ve decided that I’m not satisfied with the samples I’ve made for Ex4.3 so I’m going to have a play.  This is my colour scheme source.   So I’ve collected a load of yarns in the similar colours, I’ve used most of the specific yarns up with the unsatisfactory samples. My plan is to…

Break that Block – the WARofART and Morning Pages. 

Before I talk about the OCA work that I’ve done I’d like to explain how I’ve battled my latest block of unhappiness and dissatisfaction with my creative work and my poor output. Firstly a book found its way into my hand whilst I was procrastinating a few more moments away in Waterstones. Steven Pressfield’s the…

Linear Forms – WTF

I’m really struggling with this part of ATV (A Textile Vocabulary). I just don’t understand what I am being asked to do. What am I being asked to create? I can’t decide if its the vocabulary that I don’t understand or if I’m just being plain stupid. I’ve tried notes and I’ve tried mind mapping…

Review Point: Demonstration of Creativity

  This has been another interesting and inventive assignment from the OCA. I’ve ventured into area’s of textile art that I’ve never been into before. The idea of making my own yarn or thread has never occured to me, so I’ve had my eye’s well and truely opened. Looking back at the full collection of…

ATV – Colour Studies – Outcomes

Throughout this part of ATV I worked in 2 sketchbooks; trying out ideas and working on drafts in one and them replicating them in the second. This second sketchbook became my Colour Resource Book. When doing the Gouache studies I completed the initial colour matching in a more playful and random way. Jotting down my…