black and white illustration Tag

Today, I wanted to share my intentions for the next 12 weeks. My plan or manifesto, if you like.

I have been so inspired by all those taking part in the 100 days of project, but I wanted to do something that wasn’t daily and that had a more relaxed feel to it. I also wanted it to be a skill or material I have no experience with, so that by the end I may (or may not) be better.

That’s why, starting from the week of the 25th April, I am going to start a 12 week challenge where twice a week I make a mini object out of air dry clay. It’s a material I have recently come across but have little experience with, so it will be a time for learning and experimentation.

I have set myself a few parameters to keep it consistent which I will list below:

  1. I will make 2 air dry clay objects each week for 12 weeks (except the week I may be away, in which case, I will prep before)
  2. The maximum height will be 4″
  3. The maximum diameter will be up to 5″
  4. I will decorate each with a unique pattern
  5. Each ‘mini make’ will be documented weekly and put onto this blog and other social media channels
  6. At the end I will document all 24 (hopefully) in a beautiful final photoshoot. 

I have popped some of my main inspirations below which can be linked back via my ceramics page on Pinterest.

Follow along on Instagram with the #Alice’sMiniMakes.

Leah Jackson Ceramics

ring-cone-holder-ceramic-gift

Nordstrum

L’atelier des Garcons

I wanted to share this piece I am working at the moment with you all. It’s eventually going to be an interactive ipad app for children, which is pretty exciting. This is only a small section of the illustration, which is very long, and will be on a loop. When it’s all finished and ‘interactive’ I will share it with you all along with the full story! For now you can enjoy getting a flavour here…

I was asked to do 15 quick and simple illustrations to accompany a presentation by Sane & Able. Many of these illustrations are available to view in  my portfolio, but I am adding some here for you to see the full collection of what I did. It was a fun project, and the turnaround, being so quick, forced to produce some fun responses.

 

 

 

 

 

I have been working for the past few days on  a personal project illustrating old family photos and portraits. It’s been something I have intended to do for a while, and sifting through all the photos, and being inspired by a Charley Harper illustration, I decided to go for it. Currently, I am about half way through, but wanted to share the work in progress. It was also interesting to see another new idea come out of the work, which you can see in the last picture.