Wednesday

Hello Everyone : )

Ahh I know you saw the email in your inbox’s and the links on twitter and facebook and thought, Oh my she has finally done a post! Cheeky!

I am sorry for been away for the past two weeks but life has taken me away from drawing and playing with bits and pieces to actually almost deciding that I am going to go back to University in September… 

Since I have spent almost four months in school I am thinking of going back to study my PGCE (which is the qualification needed to be able to teach) I want to do secondary education in textiles. But the only thing that puts me off is the mounting costs of fees. So what to do, no permeant job as of yet folks, but I am still applying so continue to watch this space. I know its boring but imagine how I feel tehehehehe! 

I have a freelance project starting next month so that will keep me busy and creative for a month : ) the brief for the project is called “The Intergnerational Textile Project”. More details will follow and hopefully pictures too.

School is going fantastic and I do really like it if you remember from and earlier post about my paper mache fish based on Laurel Burch, well thats nearly complete but I havent been allowed to bring it home yet but when I do I will up load a pic : ) My classes have moved around so now I am aslo cooking I have made chilli, rock buns, savoury rice and bread. Fun times! My other class are making textile kites which is great fun we are using nylon ripstop (the actual materail that kites are made from) to produce fully functional kites. Some of the designs that the kids have created are really good, things from graffiti writting to I love strawberries with millions of tiny little strawberries on; unfortuanlty I am not allowed to photograph the kites so you will have to take my word on it.

Other news… Still eating way to much ahahaha but I have officially lost weight now : ) yey! But I’ve hurt my shoulder in the gym so cant train or swim for a week!

I have been shopping too and brought some really cute dresses for summer have a peek…

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 Blue is going to be a super hot colour for this season deep blues, royal blues, sea blues if you’ve got blue on you are bang on trend! (Jeans don’t count!)

Anyway the sun is finally here : ) and Its making me smile. I had a fantastic weekend and a brilliant Monday! Ended up in a cafe, yeah me in a cafe! LOL! The food was okay and the company was okay too (just kidding, the company was lovely as always) you make me smile : ) xxx

Have brilliant week everyone lots of love Miss Rav Budwal xoxoxox

Friday

Hello, been rushed off my little size 3 feet!

School had gotten very interesting lately. We have finished our budvases and now with one group I am cooking, savoury rice and bread have been made so far. With the other two groups we have started a new project kites. Where we are researching and learning how to follow understand trends and target markets.

Also in the fabulous world of design I have started to get my thinking cap on for this project which begins in June and I have plenty of ideas and things to bring to the table : )

I follow a lot of blogs and receive millions of newsletters from various publications and here some bits I have found über cool…

Have a fantastic bank holiday weekend, and enjoy the Queens jubilee if you are doing anything to mark the occasion! xxx

The Metrocard Project by Melanie Chernock stemmed from a class assignment to “create a deck of cards”. She did not want to do something expected so she immediately started to think of all the different types of cards there are. The concept of redesigning the Metrocard felt natural to her – “I love the idea of taking something iconic and putting my own twist on it.” Creating the cards was an experimental process for Melanie. She had to make around 100 cards to get 25 good ones.

 

The Metrocard Project by Melanie Chernock stemmed from a class assignment to “create a deck of cards”. She did not want to do something expected so she immediately started to think of all the different types of cards there are. The concept of redesigning the Metrocard felt natural to her – “I love the idea of taking something iconic and putting my own twist on it.” Creating the cards was an experimental process for Melanie. She had to make around 100 cards to get 25 good ones. 

Even though the current Metrocard design has been around for years, it could use a little updating. The card itself gets so much exposure and should be something thoughtfully designed. The purpose of the project is to show the many ways there are to design a better Metrocard and to promote better design within the city.

“I love the idea of taking something iconic and putting my own twist on it.”

 
The French based couple designers, François Alary and Ophelie Klere make chic goth wear in a strict black and white palette. After the success of their label Dévastée, they just launched Apres la Mort, a micro unisex collection described as dark and morbid, the collection is very strong !

Pantone release images of new colours as insperation for future trends.