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Januarys Best Bits…

Here we are again! Another month down on my sketch a day project.  January was a mixed bag of drawings. I started the month really energised, but that slowly trickled away till my sketch a day was happening in fits and starts, but I was happy with the earlier sketches from the month. which these are some .

Febuary so far has been very bird themed, I was inspired by a programme on the birds of paradise! So that will be next months 😉

Thanks for looking

 

Decembers Best Bits! sketch a day..

dec 2015.jpgI made December all about portraits as it is a people time of year. I did not sketch as many different people as I imagined , my husband was sketched quite a few times, but then he is in my life a lot so it makes sense looking back.

From focusing on portraits, it was easier to decide what to draw day to day, and it did help to make me feel more confident, having that practice. I was thinking more about how to draw what I was looking at, than what to draw in the first place.

So I think I would put a theme on another month, it was a help not a hinder.

Now into the new year and new Sketchbook !

good sketching to you

A Sketch A Day! Octobers best bits..

Best of Octobers Sketches

Here are a few of the better sketches that I did during october, for the challenge I set myself, randomly, of doing the Sketch a day for a year. I Hope that this will improve my drawing skills and just keep me in the habit of making things and sketching .

I also hope to post at least once a month on here, of my best ones, but I will be posting everyday ( most of the time) on instagram. It is a good motovational tool to help me complete my sketch a day!

If you would like to follow me on there to see everydays attempts, just search alisonsloggett!

Thanks for looking!

Instagram

Babe ABC table

 

We as a group had a good weekend at Babe, back at the start of April now!  We had a lot of people looking , had a few sales, showed a lot of books, and was great to look around at all the other stalls ( which I didn’t take pictures of as was quite busy)

and here are some bit blurry photos of our table!

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We had a lot of small books going on

have a good weekend !

BABE!

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Apologies for the quality of the photos, but was against the clock a bit to finish these all for them to go off to be displayed / sold ( hopefully) at BABE book Fair, taking place in Bristol , this Saturday and Sunday.

If you love hand made books and quirky unique publications then this is the place to go for a bit of retail therapy!

The photos above are a bit random, I will gather some better ones, in more detail, asap and pop them on here under the making section.

Thanks for Looking!

Some MA Print Artists…2

 

 

 

 

Karen Murrell

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Laser cut Designs  (above)
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P1120008Karen was inspired by patterns throughout history and across all countries making enamelled samples inspired by all these patterns,  she also made beautiful enamelled copper bowls

you can find her work on Etsy at Cider Mill Design !

 

Some Other MA Print Artists…

Claire Cohen  '8 minutes'

I will add a few posts about some of the other work that was on show in the MA printmaking show, these are by a lady called Claire Cohen

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This was a visually tricksy piece , called ‘8minutes’, made by printing onto layers of perspex, giving it a very good sense of 3D-ness.

It represents the sun , and the title is the time it takes for the light from the sun to reach earth. You just wanted to try and touch it !

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Claire made lovely embossed prints on the wall as well,  her imagery coming from data, like these patterns and designs in the book she made. They were things like, plotting the distance from us to mercury every day , or where the sun is at its highest every day of the year and the orbits of Saturn’s moons. Which she then turned into these wonderful colourful designs.

http://www.clairecohen.org.uk

ABC Show

Hey there, as well as the degree show going on, I have a few books in a little artist book show.

(psst, ABC stands for artists book club)

Here are some images,

The books

One of the shelves

 

as with a lot of book arts displays its quite an intimate thing, cosy one might say.

If you want a bit more info on Book arts and what they are exactly here is a good place to start..