Wedding Invitations & other printed materials…

8th April 2017, marked the day my Uncle Duncan married the love of his life, a lovely lady called Jennie.

Summer 2016, I offered to put together their wedding invitations, which also included a Save the Date video, a short animation using a Wacom Intuos 3 tablet and Adobe Photoshop. You can see the video here: https://vimeo.com/177128953

Following on with the story and natural scene, I continued this style for the invitations. Albeit a little cleaner and much more refined. Little did I know, that I also would be asked to put together the order of service cover, the table labels, a handmade sign for the photobooth AND at the very last minute, the seating plan.

All of this, was worth it! I would not have had it any other way, to be part of something wonderful, beautiful and amazing. All in all, definitely would love to do something like this again! To be part of a wedding not just as a guest but also as a key asset in ensuring everything looks great was the most incredible feeling I can never express through words. The compliments that followed were humbling, to know a wide audience who came to experience the joining of two people, loved the design and allowed the day to be even more special. The transformation of a section of my design, was put onto a well crafted wooden sign, which I thought was absolutely stunning. The craftsmanship and the feeling I experienced with seeing that, I cannot express in words.

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Photography…

Recently I have been taking my camera out on walks (2 to be exact so far).

The goal is to practice my photography and to learn to use my Canon EOS 1200D camera, which is over a year old now since purchase.

It’s an absolutely lovely camera, light weight and lovely to hold. It’s honestly one of the best things I have purchased in my student years.

I wanted to share with you my favourite photographs so far:

The surroundings where I live, are wonderful and the canal is one of my favourite places!
More walks to come and hopefully more photographs to appear soon!

 

Tatoo Idea | Version 2

tattoodesign2I’ve been thinking lately, at how I am surrounded by a woodland where I live. And I have realised that nature is my origin.
The nature tattoos look amazing, especially when grown into large thing around the body. The ‘Lock’ is the tree trunk. The roots underneath, I have ideas to wrap around my wrist in a never ending circle. The branches at the top, will branch out below my wrist. The text I would love to be elegant and flouncy, with an air of gothic styling to the characters. This is
part of me, and how I view all the struggles I have been through personally and how I have been strong enough to withstand what ever has hit me. I’ve opened my mind, therefore my soul is there for everyone to see who wants to see it.

I took thetattoodesigncolour2 design into photoshop to add a bit of colour and style to it.

I asked one of my friends if I should place a bit of colour to my design. He said that perhaps use brown for the vines / roots and then add green leaves. SO, that is what I have done because I felt the same way. This is something I am excited to get inked onto my skin, no matter what the expenses are. This could also prove to be a nice little illustration in a bigger print in the future, or an expanded wall painting for my future house / studio or door.

I will upload any other design edits that I make, before I decide on the final design.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FROGS!!!!!!

FROGS!!!!!!

Photo-0112 Photo-0111 Photo-0006Last night my father, my grandparents and my self had just finished our roast dinner and pudding. Three frogs hopped past us, not all together, but it was still rather a lovely thing to see. I find these amphibians really charming and practically adorable. I love their eyes and the way they hop with a blink of an eye. Two nearly ended up in the conservatory which was rather amusing.  Between myself and my dad we took ten photos so here are a mixture of mine and his photographs. He took more than me as he had a torch on his phone.

If you have frogs in your garden and you see them, do make sure you watch what they do as they are the most loveliest amphibians. I appreciate that some people don’t like them much. But that is their personal preference even if I find it rather funny.