Tuesday, 24 April 2012


It is that time of year at uni, where deadlines are looming over us. Some times the stress can be a little too much to handle.
A little bit of advice to try and handle the work load is just to make little lists of what needs done and when you need to achieve it by and stick to that list no excuses! Keep going through it bit by bit, but more importantly remember to take breaks!

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Countries and Self esteem...

Here is some interesting statistics I found out on a website about countries and what there self esteem is and also what other factors have an impact on self esteem :


Thursday, 19 April 2012


For my self directed project I wanted to see how colours affect mood. In my designs I want people to feel happy and confident when were my deigns so, colour wil have a big role to play as different colours can evoke different moods. However a puzzling thought I have come across is that I know black is a slimming colour as far as fashion is concerned, but the mood that it can create is that people feel depressed when the colour black is involved and that is the total opposite effect I want to have. What do I do? Do I just use black in small quantites? Do I rule out black all together?
Here is a link where is tells you what colours evoke what kinds of moods


It seems to me I need to avoid black and yellow as they do not achieved the desired mood that I am aiming my designs to create.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Creative Business...

Thinking of starting your own creative business?
Starter for 6 is a great training programme that helps young creatives set up their ideas.
Here's a the link for more information:

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Nesta Workshops Blue Print Modelling...

 During the course of my design and the market module, I participated in NESTA workshops which helped us to gain a better business understanding.

Blue Print Modelling as you see here was an exercise that we did which aided in visualising how our potential business concept would work.It introduced us to the engagement stage, which was all about knowing who your audience is and how you engage with them. It spoke of the development stage, which was all about the time it takes to creat your design and create your offer. Finally it explained the delivery stage, which was the time it takes to get your product to the customer.

Verbal Abuse, there's no excuse!

Whilst reseraching for a project today I cam across this image, I found it to be rather disturbing and moving piece of imagery.

It made me think...
There is never a good reason to put someone down with your poisonous words no matter what the situation. Even if it makes you feel better at the time, it will not make you a better person in the long haul.
I am a firm believer in the saying:

"Treat Others How You Would Like To Be Treated"

Unfortunately it seems not everyone agrees with this view. If they did, perhaps the world would be a nicer place...
Wishful thinking I know...

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Slimming Patterns...

I have been trying to look into patterns whihc can make your body appear slimmer, here's an interesting link that I found:


Monday, 9 April 2012

Degree Show...

I am brain storming about my degree show for next year and it is full of endless possiblites of what your outcome and drive could be. However, the more I think about it, I feel I want to do something which I feel passionate about. I do not want my textiles to be all about a pretty pattern, I want it to help people if possible. As I feel it is really important to try and make a difference in peoples lifes, no matter how small. A little can sometimes go a long way...