Birds & Hands
It may seem a bit late in the year to talk about new years resolutions but I’ve been on a mission this year to get stuff done. I’ve undertaken a massive clean out of my studio (and also my home) and although it was a bit disheartening to throw away unsold things that I’ve made it was good to make room for new things. ‘In with the old, out with the new’ as they say. I now feel refreshed and ready to tackle lots of things on my to-do list.
Currently I have a few projects on the go, the main project being a series of prints. This new series of prints is going to be called ‘helping hand’ (working title) and I am almost ready to start making test prints and photographing them to list online. The central idea focuses on conservation, a subject that I’m really passionate about. I have chosen to select not only small birds but birds that have benefitted from human intervention in some way or another. In particular the Black Robin, a conservation story worth reading about if you don’t already know it.
At the same time I’m still working on patterns, and working towards my goal of having a varied portfolio that I am proud. I got approached by a company called Printed Village who make scarves and other accessories in collaboration with artist all over the world, they were interested in a pattern I created and they have turned it into tote bags, scarves, and more.
You can find them here: http://shop.printedvillage.com/collections/new-arrivals/products/wading-birds?variant=10802357825
I also love that this cosmetic bag is vegan! Thumbs up all round.