Quirky cups and unicorns.

I've been working on the GTS assignment for the past 2 weeks. A range of prep went through. Mood boards, sketches, panic and stress eating all while trying not to compare myself to the wonderful talent out there.  

I wanted to do something fun but connected. I've always loved getting a plate large enough for desert and my tea so that's what I leaned into. I created a cup and saucer, a desert plate, fork and napkin. 

Final submission  

Final submission  

Below are some of the sketches that went into it. I thought it would be fun to have a theme of plates and cups. A unicorn for magical story, boat for a travel story, a heart for love. 

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I was kinda digging this unicorn.   

I was kinda digging this unicorn.   

Some plate exploration for added measure.  

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First draft and exploration of color. 

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And so it was all done.  

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Children's book — Vicuña's

This months class was a bit of a challenge. Not because I don't like picture books, in fact I buy them for myself sometimes, not my daughter. My wish list on Amazon is extensive. I had hit a wall. So I started just sketching and being happy with the elements, but time, work and stress were a challenge too.  

My goal for this month is too try and draw everyday if not every weekend.  

Final submission for the class. 

Final submission for the class. 

Wanted to explore more with color

Wanted to explore more with color

Not where I wanted it to be but close

Not where I wanted it to be but close

I enjoy exploring colors, I have sketches of the different angles just didn't have time to finish the 3/4 and frontal views that is required when developing characters.  

I enjoy exploring colors, I have sketches of the different angles just didn't have time to finish the 3/4 and frontal views that is required when developing characters.  

I am a hermit...

Albeit a creative hermit. This project was part of MATS Bootcamp, run by artist and rep Lilla Rogers. I took the project in a different direction or at least my own interpretation of it. 

 

Show own of hands for creative hermits and introverts.  

Final image as wall art.  

Final image as wall art.  

The initial sketch.  

As a "hermit" I find I spend a lot of time escaping in my own mind. I wanted to explore a way to show journey, quiet, space even when there is none around us.  maybe it's because I work in an open space environment that I crave escape more now than ever. Show of hands for the introverts. 

As a "hermit" I find I spend a lot of time escaping in my own mind. I wanted to explore a way to show journey, quiet, space even when there is none around us.

maybe it's because I work in an open space environment that I crave escape more now than ever. Show of hands for the introverts. 

Making the visual as a card and exploring a pattern on the back. 

If printed I'd add a gold foil finish to the edges.  

If printed I'd add a gold foil finish to the edges.  

Week 5 – Wood medium for Home Decor

The class being over is bittersweet. I truly enjoyed the makeartthatsells.com 5 week home decor class. Seeing all the inspiring work from all the students pushed me to think differently and try more. 

The last week was working with wood. I decided to do a clock, a dresser, coasters, cutting board and egg cups. 

Working with wood

Working with wood