Archive for October, 2013

October 29, 2013

Paper Cut Crown

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Its my niece’s birthday in a couple of days so I thought I would make her a special crown for her party…it’ll probably be in shreds by the end of the night if the younger niece gets her hands on it! I’ve really enjoyed doing this, i go through various periods where I hate doing cut outs and nothing turns out how i’d like but I was fairly relaxed when I sat down to do this and didn’t heap a mound of pressure on myself for it.

I’ve been listening to the Reith Lectures recently which the artist Grayson Perry has been giving.  I always get rather apprehensive about listening to artists giving lectures about art as you always come out of it feeling rather inferior. Grayson Perry has a very down to earth way about him and doesn’t use a load of arty vocabulary where you spend more time concentrating on translating rather than just appreciating what is being said.  I highly recommend you have a listen if you think its something you might be interested in – Reith Lectures with Grayson Perry

Also, the Ohh Deer Pillow Fight competition is still open. You have little under a week to get your limited edition cushions. You can find my designs here 1,2,3

Right then, done! x

October 28, 2013

I ordered myself one of my Ohh Deer Pillow Fight entries. It was the hairy suspenders that won out for myself. It just turned up. I really wanted my dad to pose with it so it looked as if he was wearing suspenders but he wasn’t having any of it! If you fancy one of my designs then you can find the links in the post below. Hope you’re all well. X

October 18, 2013

Ohh Deer Pillow Fight Entry

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Ohh Deer have an amazing competition on the go right now where they are looking for a new member of the collective. I thought i’d enter just because you have to give these things a go don’t you? There’s a fabulous array of work there and I strongly encourage you to have a look at all the offerings. Having said that, if you fancy one of the cushions above there is a link under each one where you can buy them for a limited time only. I believe they are priced at roughly £25. I think my favourite one (of my own!) is the suspenders illustrations. But the cats bum does hold a special place in my heart as it is a tribute to my late pet cat Tubbs, who occasionally went by the name of Barbara (there was some confusion as to his gender for a while!).

Here are the links for each item in shop: Cat Bum, Suspenders, French Cat

Anyway, hope you will take the time to have a look. Enjoy!


Rach xx

October 13, 2013

Sheffield International Artist Book Prize

DSCN2168  Finally got my catalogue in the post, thought it was never going to get here!

I’ve already done a post on the work I entered for this competition but the exhibition for it has kicked off now and I thought it warranted another post. I’m so pleased with how the wok turned out in the catalogue…I’m in a catalogue! 😲Oh my days, I’m such a dweeb!

Anyway, If you’re in Sheffield at all, the exhibition is on right now until 30th November at Bank Street Arts. For more info or if you’re interested in purchasing one of the catalogues head over to the website here.

Absolutely fantastic collection of work from all the artists that contributed, go check it out, you wont be sorry.

Also, let me know what you thought of the work either by commenting here or drop me an email.

Hope your all well. x

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