Sunday, 28 February 2010
Friday, 26 February 2010
Thursday, 25 February 2010
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
The little bits and bobs that make the screen printing tick, such as the bulbs, screens and inks are becoming a bit harder to find or the prices are a little pricey... but I can see it's worth it by some creations I've seen from other artists using the Gocco.
Here is a great video on how the process of screen printing on a Gocco works by Etsy Labs! After watching their video the process of Gocco printing was much simpler than I thought! Thanks Etsy Labs!
However the Gocco seems to be on it's way out, unless it could be saved by a business willing to create more Gocco and supplies (Me wish!)...
Here's an interesting site: http://www.savegocco.com/what-is-gocco/ It's all about Gocco and campaigning to save Gocco! Oh, and there's an interesting and highly amusing Japanese advert of the Gocco at the bottom of the webpage... it features puppies using the printing machine! A must see!
Monday, 22 February 2010
Lovely to see the art of paper crafting and folding used in different formats. The patience and skill taken creating the animations really pays off. I do like the idea of creating a narrative around the paper crafting but the simplicity of colour in Jen Stark's work is really beautiful, the sculptural elements of her work are anything but simple but just as beautiful, take a look...
Fashion and furniture designers have so often taken from the Japanese art of paper folding.
Shrouding the body with sculptural fabric or wood.
Hidden in my (Sophie) draw at home I have about 400 paper cranes that I lovingly folded as part of a project (that funnily enough I never finished) to create 1000 paper cranes for good luck so as of now
OPERATION BIG BIRD
is a go! I shall try and finish folding all those cursed little squares into lovely little birdies as a product to sell in our vending machine.
BIG BIRD HAS FLOWN THE NEST! I REPEAT BIG BIRD HAS FLOWN THE NEXT! OVER!
Sunday, 21 February 2010
Thursday, 4 February 2010
Here is the wonderful vending machine that has arrived today along with a large sack of balls to be filled with our tiny art creations! Watch this itty bitty space...
Wednesday, 3 February 2010
Hark back to the days of begging for 20ps from your folks to get a meagre amount of sweeties!
Oh yes! We are going to create a wee vending machine full of goodies for sale at THE INTERNATIOAL BOOK FAIR LEEDS!
Our new vending machine shall be arriving on Friday (hurrah!)
Isn't it a beaut!
Now what do we fill it with?