Wednesday, 26 January 2011
I think in the importance of documenting the present and all the visual design processes that I have gone through to get there I feel I have to document the past so you, the viewer can see where I came from. I will try to do this in a logical process as possible. Being very aware of the dyslexia I have this may not be that apparent, but I will try.
The first three pieces have been woven using Scottish Shetland yarn with the top piece being a commission to Ann Sutton. The commission was was taken the first time I did the Chelsea Craft Fair in 2001.
Over the next wee while I will document my practice and will cover my inspiration from the Scottish land and sea scapes. I will document my photography, my mark making and my use of the i-phone as way to generate design possibilities, through to my sampling on the loom to the finished items.
I will throw in my mistakes, dilemmas and disasters to show that it aint plain sailing or easy ... time management being my biggest dilemma. I co run the craft based shop Concrete Wardrobe in Edinburgh with my business partner Fiona MacIntosh, I have a .5
I have been meaning to get this blog up and running since I received a Creative Scotland Development Award in 2009 to document my practice and now feel the time is right.
Please feel free to pass this on to any other interested parties and share my blog with anyone who feels they may benefit and enjoy it.