Here's one more shot of my work from the Xanthe Hutchinson shoot. Bellissimo.
Monday, 27 June 2011
Friday, 24 June 2011
I am obsessed with Illustration amongst many other things at this precise moment in life. Drawing was never really my strong point at art college and university. I find it incredibly difficult as a jewellery designer to put pen/pencil to paper and just empty my head of ideas onto the page.
If you are the kind of person that finds that sort of thing as easy as breathing then I envy you with a passion!
I have always been at my best when allowed to interpret my ideas straight through my hands and onto the material which usually results in workshop shelves stacked with maquettes and samples. I do eventually get what I want and I can honestly say that some of my best pieces have been accidental or the result of a distraction whilst exploring a random tangent! Trial and error, swings and roundabouts!
So, lately I have been drawing again and I am in love. Here are just some of the world's greatest pencil pushers who have helped me to fall.
Posted by StayGoldMaryRose at 01:18
Thursday, 23 June 2011
Friday, 17 June 2011
Wednesday, 15 June 2011
"While the sun poured into those attics, which a plank alone separated from each other so that every footstep could be plainly heard and lit up bats, straw hats, ink-pots, paint-pots, beetles and the skulls of small birds, while it drew from the long frilled strips of seaweed pinned to the wall a smell of salt and weeds, which was in the towels too, gritty with sand from bathing."
- To the lighthouse. Virginia Woolf
This Video always reminds me of sea swimming when I was a child. As soon as my feet touched seaweed, I was being chased by a tentacled creature.
Posted by StayGoldMaryRose at 01:39
Tuesday, 14 June 2011
Good designers have their designs copied. It's a story as old as time but lately it's been happening to many of my designer/musician/creative friends.
I have also been affected on more than one occasion by a 'designer' deciding to borrow an idea or two.
It's disrespectful and quite honestly tasteless to take someone else's design/idea/pattern/product name and pass it off as your own brain child.
It's wrong, makes you look like a shameless 'copy-cat' and causes more trouble than it's worth.
If you are a real 'designer' then I'm sure you have it in you to come up with your own original designs/ideas so go on, get busy and maybe one day we'll see you in Selvedge Magazine.
Posted by StayGoldMaryRose at 06:40
Sunday, 12 June 2011
I am so excited to share a few sneaky shots from the latest 'Xanthe Hutchinson Photography' shoot. Xanthe is just the most incredible photographer of beautiful creatures dressed in beautiful things set in beautiful surroundings and when her stylist, Zoe Hancock requested samples of my new pieces for a potential feature, I jumped at the chance.
I am overjoyed that they have used them in these stunning photographs set in an upstairs bedroom of an ancient English castle.
Nikon, Fujifilm and BIPP award winning photographer Xanthe Hutchinson has been practicing photography since 2004. She has been published in several national publications including The British Journal of Photography, The Photographer magazine and The Royal Photographic Society magazine amongst others.
Xanthe has just been awarded BIPP Best Portfolio 2010 and has just received the award and her prize at this year's prestigious National Photography Awards. Xanthe's work can currently be seen in The Photographer Magazine and on the BIPP website.
Models - Aishling @ Boss and Kirsty Davies @ Industry
Photographer - Xanthe Hutchinson
Make up - Temi Aboderin
Hair - Mark Power
Find Xanthe's amazing work on: http: //xanthehutchinson.weebly.com/
Find more of Zoe Hancock's gorgeous styling work on:http: //stylecrumpet.blogspot.com/
Posted by StayGoldMaryRose at 10:31