Another post not to everybody’s taste, but a few people quite liked the last batch of textile-y stuff I shared so here’s another! Our deadline for everythingggg is this Friday so I’m up to my eyes in textiles work anyway. Well, I’m saying that now. One minute I’m all chilled feeling like ‘I’ve got this, I’m nearly finished, not a crazy amount to do’ and the next I’m flapping that there’s 3 frickin days left, ermahgerd. I feel like everything’s under control, then enter panic mode, repeat, repeat. Sublime to the ridiculous. It’ll all be over soon! Anyway, as you can tell, my work this unit was a whole lot less colourful than my last, since I decided everything was gonna be white before even getting the brief. I’m now sick to the teeth of white textiles, but I like how it looks in my book! Someone recommended I add splashes of colour to my final piece and I nearly had a fit. Speaking of my final piece, I’ve only a zip to add now and I *should* be finished, so I’ll try to grab a few snaps of that at some point too.
That smocking sample above took me a good 2 hours and it’s tiny! Shouldn’t let Pinterest tempt me into this madness. Art subjects are sooo time consuming. Who feels my pain?
When a sample looks crappy, make it into doll clothes, that’s been my approach this unit. Teabag paper wax skirt, why not. Paint swatch colour charts from Homebase and little things like that come in handy too. Oh and Excuse the blu-tack blobs please! I made the mistake of leaving everything temporarily stuck down as I went along, thinking I might change my mind about placements and would be better off leaving it ’til later. Seemed like a good idea until I had 30 pages of journal work and a glue stick to take to it. Haven’t quite brought myself to finish the job just yet.
Can’t say I ever envisioned knitting with plastic bags! The Co-op logo made convenient stripes. Used plastic loads in this unit! Didn’t weld any more pieces to the heat press machine either, after that first incident.
A half-finished page that I have no idea what to do with but quite like the drawing in the corner so I’ll figure something out. Such purpose and intention, y’know? It drives me mad how I used to be really good at drawing as a kid (well, I thought I was with my Beatrix Potter inspired watercolours and whatnot) but I seem to have lost it a bit through lack of practice. I’m slowly getting back into it though; drawings bump your grade up apparently so it’s a good job!
Grey was the furthest from white I was prepared to stray. Think the whole monochrome thing worked well for my architecture theme though. (And now I’m starting to sound like I’m writing annotations, and shall shut up).
On a completely unrelated note, I was meant to start month 2 of Insanity this week but… that’s not happening haha. Not like me to bottle out is it! I didn’t bail out without trying, don’t worry. It’s more time than anything else that’s stopping me – month 2’s ‘Max’ workouts are 60 minutes rather than the 40 (maximum) in month 1, and I just can’t squeeze in 60 minutes before college without waking up at 5 and that’d be half an hour too early even for me. Would be crazy during exams too! So I’m just gonna repeat month 1 again alongside the odd exercise class at the gym and maybe a run or two, then pick up month 2 over summer. (These are the legit reasons/justifications I’m telling myself anyway, not that I just just tried Max Cardio Circuit and it terrified the life out of me). But hey, I’m ok with plans not going to plan. I just make more plans!