Saturday, February 24, 2007

Work in Fabric

This is a small piece that I've been working on. The back ground fabric is from a charity shop with some lovely embroidery and crotchet detail on it and I have stitched on some screenprinted images of my Gran and my Dad in the corner, I'm thinking of adding some more to it as it doesnt feel quite finished yet. I love recycling fabrics and objects changing and altering things that already exist in one form, adding and taking bits away to create something slightly if not completley different. x


Last week I was out playing darts with my boyf and I hit the bullseye! I was really pleased with myself never thought I would be able to do it especially after my boyf did it before me and his pretty good at the game. Just goes to show you can do most things with a bit of positive thinking and self belief.

Happy new year chinese style

I'm about a week late but never mind! Its the year of the pig. I'm amazed at the beautiful display of red lanterns that are lighting up Regent and Oxford street at the moment, it looks so beautiful at night.

I've finally got a chance to get back onto the computer, the past week has been hectic and I feel like I have'nt had a minute to myself to get anything done. Cristina and I have been busy preparing for the project we are doing with a class in a school in South london, I think I've mentioned before that its based on the book James and The Giant Peach by Roald Dahl and the class will each be making a mask based on one of the creatures from the story and helping in the making of two giant peaches which will all be showcased at an end of term exhibition . Yesterday we had the Children working on their designs and next week they will start working onto the masks.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentines Day!!!!

Love Charlene .x.

Reality Check!

After having a nice break from work, Im back again. Its strange how it feels like I was never away, the only consolation is getting to see my friends and catching up on the latest gossip! Unfortunatley I have not been extremley productive with my art work but my brain has been working overtime with thoughts and ideas so it's not all bad news.

Here are some images I have been working on with photos of my family and wallpaper that I found from one of my many trips around the various junk and charity shops that I love to frequent. There are a few more photos that I want to include of my mum and dad and then I will start working onto something new as I have a tendency to continue working for ages on the same idea without any real progress and this is a habit I really need to break as it stops me coming up with new and fresh ideas. I have alrady started some new work in fabric that im hoping to include in the jewellery shop exhibition, so hopefully I will put some photos of that up in my next blog .x.

Thursday, February 08, 2007


Im so glad I have finally managed to get some pictures up! theres gonna be no stopping me now and definatley no excuses not to show my ideas and work in progress.

Result!! My photos are here!

Its Snowing!

Everything is White! I felt so excited when i woke up this morning and saw the snow, the only downfall is the cold that comes with it! My toes nearly froze when i went out this morning. Im hoping that i will be able to upload some photos that i have taken so watch this space.
I had my meeting yesterday at the jewellers that i used to work at and it is confirmed, i will be having an exhibition of my work there at the beginning of April! It will be alongside their own jewellery collection with images and small fabric samples of my work intermingled with it and displayed on the walls. I'm really excited about it because as well as it being a fantastic opportunity, the shop is amazing and has a very futuristic look and feel to it. I can't wait to see how it will all look when combined together, i really want to make the most of this opportunity so im trying to be as productive as possible and to not waste a minute of my time.

P.s Fingers crossed for some photos to be posted soon!

Sunday, February 04, 2007

scanning and computer problems!

Since my last post with the help of cristina I'v been trying to scan and upload photos from my phone onto my pc but having lots of problems as im completley useless with computers and any kind of techology! but I will perservere and hopefully soon I will have some photos to show!
I did intend to put some of the art work up that the children did at the school im working/volunteering at on friday afternoons. Their drawings were based on creatures from the Roald Dahl story 'James And The Giant Peach'. I'v also started doing a bit of my own art work at long last! I just need to keep up the momentum and not get dispondent when im not that keen on what im doing and see the work through to the end. Heres hoping that soon I will have some pictures to blog! x

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Happy Birthday Dad!

I just want to say happy birthday to my dad, I bought him some Prada jeans from Liberty, so I hope he will be impressed!

Karaoke on sunday night

Here's a picture of me, Niccy with a random guy (who Cristina thought it would be very amusing to tell everyone that he was my boyfriend, I spent the rest of the night telling everyone that he wasn't!). I sang two rock songs with Cristina and was deeply embarassed at not knowing the words to 'Love in a Elevator.'


Today Cristina has been teaching me how to use blogger, so from now on there will be no excuse for me not to post up regular updates. I really want to start being more creative after a very long creative block. There is lots going on in my life at the moment. For example, Create To Learn and a display/show of my work at 'Cox and Power' a Jewellery boutique in Marylebone High Street. I am also quite excited about having a mentor for guidance and support in the initial stages of my career. I've started doing some work again and I'm determined to perservere with my ideas. Stay posted for my next post...and hopefully some new, exciting work! Charlene