adventures in everything...

more presents….

29 Dec 09

fah lah lah lah laaaah, lah lah lah laahhh…

21 Dec 09

I finally have a day off! Hurrah! So i’ve been wrapping christmas presents 😀 I figure it’s a creative process so I’m posting them on here. And anyway, they do look rather pretty even if I do say so myself. I knew that my drawer full of salvaged ribbons from christmases past would come in useful!!

15 Dec 09

Change of plan for Christmas, I’m now going to be making my moulds out of Vinamold, which, even if I order now, won’t be processed until after christmas (booo!). So over christmas I’ll be making the armatures for all the models, and building a few of them up with plasticine ready to use to make the mould. I can probably start on the clothes and stuff too ’cause the plasticine models will be the same size as the final ones. The Vinamold can be melted down and reused so it’ll be a lot more cost effective than using plaster as once I’ve cast a few models from one mould I can reuse it for the next.

I’m also meeting up with the guys from Odd Shaped Head this week to discuss the possibility of doing a music video for them. If it all goes ahead then I’ll be doing it as one of my college briefs, and as I’ll be getting paid for it, if I struggle to get a placement, I can use it as my work experience.
I haven’t been too well today, so I’ve been snuggled up watching DVDs, drinking a lot of tea (as per usual), doing a little work on my armatures, and drawing a picture for my christmas cards! Rather than making loads of bits by hand for it like I have done in the past, I drew a picture on brown paper and have coloured it up in photoshop. I’m just going to print it onto photopaper and make some cards to put it on. Can’t afford to buy cards this year, so a few people will be getting these. It’s the thought that counts right?

GENIUS!…

14 Dec 09

this is why i love them so much….

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8408233.stm

11 Dec 09

So everyone in class is looking at Universities for next year, I’ve already done a degree so i’m not looking to do a third year, firstly ’cause I’ve got my Design degree to back up the two years i’m doing at the moment, secondly because I want to get out into the workplace, and THIRDLY it’ll cost me 4 grand for the 3rd year and I don’t get a student loan! So instead i’m looking at companies that I can target. At the moment my interest lies with model making, but I’ve only made one model and that might have been a complete fluke, that’s why I’m doing my live brief in stop motion, to see if I can do it and so that I have something to put in my portfolio.

The only company I’ve looked at so far is http://www.mackinnonandsaunders.com/ which is very unlikely, a bit of a dream job!