So this month a lot of things have been happening!
I have started my silversmiths course, I am branding a new business and I have started to create a few pattern designs (none of which are finished, but I started them! ;) )
So first off I suppose, my new wee course in playing with hammers, metals and blow torches.
I have actually thoroughly enjoyed the course, however I still haven't really made very much. I had already made a ring out of copper, I am actually rather proud of it, although it's still very rough. A lot more practice still to go.
I have to admit as well, I get so caught up in what I'm doing I keep forgetting to take photos of stages. I have to admit though after i took these images, I put the ring into the Pickler, and all these amazing browns and oranges, literally washed away. I was pretty gutted, but this is an effect that I do really like here is a few images of how it looks now:
I have also started to experiment a little in class, I have started to make a bracelet, but I really liked what I had done previously with the image of the skull and sewing into the paper, the two mediums really worked. (Also still haven't totally finished that either) So I have decided to do something similar although it will all be metals still, but I am basically going to sew wire into the bracelet and see what effects I can get and even play with the blow torch and see what patterns emerge. It could look awesome or awful. Here are a few of the pieces myself and my friend Gina who goes to the class with me have been beating and slightly experimenting with. Nothing amazing, but it's the start of something.
So I also mentioned Branding a local business. This is involving a logo, leaflets and even business cards. The business is M Mahood Music Tuition. Mark the owner has been a friend of mine for many years, so to be honest I was honored when asked could I design this for him. Mark plans to teach mainly bass guitar at all levels and even music theory.
Here's just a few ideas so far that we have drawn up, if all goes to plan, at the end of May you'll hopefully be seeing finished designs. At the moment we are very much in the early stages of the designs.
I have also been asked to do a re-brand of another local company, however nothing is as of yet, set in stone. So who knows maybe next month I will have two new logo's to unveil.
I also said I had started to do pattern designs, I have nothing as of yet that I'm happy enough to show, but as I have also been doing them in my own time, with everything else, it just takes a little longer to get around to things. That's me for this month, hopefully more to show and talk about next month