Thursday, 16 July 2009

Ellesse 50th Anniversary Party, ROME

To celebrate the iconic sportswear brand 50th anniversary I was whisked off to Rome, pins and hammer in hand to thread a wall with the " make it beautiful, make it better" statement. Below are some photos of me working on the piece at the amazing venue, Chiostro del Bramante, Rome.


And some pics of the final piece.....simplier than some of my previous work but just as effective I think....bold blocky colour...fun fun


Other highlights were Claire Levision Gendler's amazing paper tennis dress based on Eva Lai's lovely illustration, both pictured below....


Ellesse also snagged Si Scott to develop this illustration to launch their Call For Entries design competition to mark their 50th Anniversary, pictured below
Did I mention the amazing venue? Spot the celebrity...Pat Cash is in there....

Uber cool music by Crazy P...

Some strike a pose shots from the night....

and after a few cocktails....

And finally, a big big thank you to my boyfriend Zac who I took with me as a treat for his birthday and ended up roping him in to helping me. Heres a pretty picture he took from the plane....


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Thanks Ellesse for organising such a great event and I look forward to working with you again in the future..

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Blackpool Sixth Form College Workshop

Bit behind on my blogs, so lots of news to catch up on! Here we go.....


Well last month, I travelled up to the lovely Blackpool to do a workshop day with a group of students from Blackpool Sixth Form College. The mission was to create a pin and thread drawing of the college with the students. It being my first workshop, I was slightly nervous but they took to the technique like ducks to water. Heres a couple of shots of the oh so talented students in action...



And heres me (looking a bit smily) with the students and the piece at the end of the day. The piece was not far off being finished when I left, however I felt very confident leaving it in the students' capable hands.

The finished piece will be going on display in the cafe of new build of the College once completed and I will have lots more photos of it then

Thanks a million to all the students who attended the workshop and for doing such a brillant job. Also a big thank you to their lovely teacher Lindsay Chapman.