Monday, 22 March 2010

Onwards and they say!

So as my last day at Halcon looms I feel surprisingly happy! While I'll miss all my old colleagues, I just can't wait to get stuck into new projects. With some freelance work in the pipeline already, a few brides expressing interest in my wedding stationery, good feedback on my fledgling photography skills, all combined with the support, messages and 'big ups' from my lovely friends and family, I'm feeling really rather pleased with myself. Thanks you lot!!!

I hoping to get my stationery portfolio on here very this space! Also, keep an eye on my design portfolio, I am in the process off adding more of my work, bit by bit.....slowly.....but surely!! Where I've decided to stick with Rosehips & Petticoats as the name of my stationery business, I have come up with another name for the freelance design side of things........Aubergine! Any thoughts????

Also, Lovely Lou at Coco Violet has offered to stock a range of my greetings cards so look out for my designs in the coming months!

This Sunday we went a walk down to Old Portlethen to take some snaps for my course homework. Now when you think of Portlethen I'm sure it doesn't exactly conjure up images of natural beauty in people's minds ('meat factory' and 'Asda' pop into my head and I live there!) but a mile walk down to the coast and you are treated to a very different scene. We trekked along the costal trail to Findon and discovered some amazing scenery.....secluded bays and bothy's cutting into the cliffside, brightly coloured rowing boats and plenty of wildlife. (But none of the evil genetically-modified seagulls that terrorise Aberdeen city centre though....thank god!!).

Anyway, I couldn't wait to take some photographs, until I realised I'd forgotten to charge the camera battery! Doh! Dragged a heavy DSLR and two lenses over 5 miles for nothing! 

So in a last ditch attempt to take some half decent shots to show at my class on Wednesday I set up a couple of still lifes in the garden. Maybe not amazing subject matter but considering I only had half an hour before Alan's mum and dad were due round for Sunday dinner, I think they look ok!?

My faithful Chucks, these bad boys have been to a LOT of gigs and festivals, hence their sorry state! But after seeing Rage Against the Machine, The Kings of Leon, The Prodigy, Primal Scream, Chemical Brothers, MGMT, The Racounteurs, Wolfmother, Radiohead, Beck, The Flaming Lips, The Rapture, Seasick Steve, Hot Chip, The Charlatans, The Rapture, The name but a few......I think they have had a good life!?!

My neighbours must think I'm mental......A Sunday afternoon and I'm sprawled across our decking, bum in the air, taking pictures of figs while Alan is strimming grass only inches from my head!?! The things I do in the name of art!

So that's it! If you are reading this please feel free to leave a comment, I really appreciate your feedback!! And any brides out there looking for lovely invites, or any small businesses needing an imaginative brand identity, please do not hesitate to get in touch!?! x

1 comment:

  1. Hello! Great post and I love the photos (even if they were taken in your back garden - art is everywhere!) Paul had the day off today so we were away for the day getting ideas and inspiration for our loads on our wish list, just need to find the pennies now! Made a start to out mini-orchard though and bought 4 apple trees.

    Will have a think of another name for Rosehips and Petticoats for the stationery side. Speaking of which, really need to get going with Jenna's invitations...they sent me a prototype but it's just not going to work...are you free this week?!? xx