Sunday, 29 January 2012

I love the V&A!!

I've only been to the Victoria and Albert museum twice, but have loved it every time.  I went before Christmas to have a look round.  It's a huge source of inspiration for patterns and colour. It has a wide range of exhibitions and is all free!!

If you ever go, make sure you go into the main cafe, it's so amazing.  Take a look a few pictures I took below.

 The beautiful ceramics below are produced by an Chinesese artist called Ah Xian.

This stunning large vase below is the work of Felicity Aylieff

Sunday, 22 January 2012

The Year Ahead

So it's the first month of the year and I wouldn't normally set goals for the year ahead, but I thought it's time for a change.

So here goes...
  • Run the Great North Run again (this time try and run all of it!!)
  • Go to a craft fair and sell some of my cards and some other products
  • Design and finish my website
  • Push myself everyday to try and go that extra bit to get where I want to be!
  • Create a portfolio so I could approach some companies with my work.
  • Do POP Pilates everyday (I must be mad, but really love it!!)

Starting the Great North Run 2009.

The Red Arrow's display

Finally at the end, still able to stand!

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Tigerprint's Xmas Pattern Competition

Just before New Year I entered Tigerprint's Xmas Pattern Competition. I didn't have much time as it was Christmas, but thought I would give it a go.

Take a look at the current competitions here, they are really good to enter into.

Here are the four designs I entered, all based on a hand drawn star design.

All designs are copyright of ellejanedesigns