Sunday

Hi just to bullet point in a nut shell my crazy busy life

  • School
  • Lesson planning
  • Trips to the glen
  • Trips to the angel of the north
  • Playing in the snow
  • Entertaining
  • Eating (as always)
  • Gym
  • Applying for jobs
  • And as I write this post watching the snow fall from the dark sky.

As Christmas seem like a far distant snug memory, every time the snow falls I am tricked into thinking it has come around again! School is amazingly fantastic and I am very happy at my new placement school. My classes are lovely and the staff are great! I am teaching textiles, food, resistant materials and G.C.S.E textiles. Everyday is fun and sometime a bit nervy but it is all in the preparation. Although when I made bread rolls on Friday with my year 8’s mine turned out horrible (in all fairness to me i was tending to my class).

So as this snow keeps falling here I am thinking about warm sand in between my toes, water tickling at my ankles and the sun beaming down on my face. Can not wait for summer!!

Imagen being here… : )

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January 22nd 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi guys

WOW I am not sure what the weather has been like in the part of the world where your reading my blog, but here in England it has been snowing like crazy!

So crazy that I have now had two snow days off and fully enjoyed them! (Although I have been geeking it up catching up with work) – the life if a teacher ey!

Have made a snow man called Frank and a condo for him which you can see on Twitter @MissRavBudwal 🙂

Anyway so clearing my drive yesterday the air was crisp, the snow was bright white and the wind chilly and I looked up and just marveled at the beautiful white stuff around me. It makes even the boring est thing look lovey and fun; I am feeling very Christmasy although I shouldn’t be because its aggggggeeesssss away!

So me and my friends Claire and Francis were sending each other lovely snowy pictures from where we live. Claire’s garden looked like someone had dropped a thick snowy blanket on top, whilst Fran, her partner and sweet dog really made me smile.

So i decided to take some snaps on my I phone and show you : ) Enjoy!

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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.

Monday

First day back to school today for me and I am guessing its back to the daily grind for all of you too after a nice restful Easter break.

So what did you all get up to over the Easter period?

I was busy with relatives from Norway, then I went to visit all my mothers side of the family down south from good Friday until Monday. Then it was straight to the hospital, as my uncles dog bit my finger : (  so I thought I better get it checked out as after I had taken off the plaster my finger looked abit green. After 3 hours at the hospital and £15 odd of prescriptions I was told I had a fracture and an infection FUN! NOT!

The very next day I jetted off to Belgium with friends to celebrate my birthday which was fantastic! I took plenty of pictures of shops, bridges, building and iconic places and will upload asap! Was back by Friday and back at work that same evening!

Anyway so I started back at school today and my first lesson was art! Where my class had been studying Laurel Burch and are now onto making containers / money boxes based on her iconic designs. I also began to do one mine is going to be a container based on fishes. Once completed I will upload a photo and some step by step instructions on how to create a free standing container! My other class is product design where they are producing packaging for a acrylic laser cut 3 legged vase, which has a test tube running through the middle as a vase. But next week we will be starting a textile project of kites excited.com!

Blog soon xxx

 

 

Tuesday

Valentines Day…

It takes a lot for me to add a second title in my posts, so to all you valentines day lovers that ones for you : )

personally Im not into the whole valentines day thing, it’s a nice gesture BUT its a waste of money no? Or maybe I am super cynical… Hmm a thought to ponder.

Thought about it and no I am not cynical I am lovely and if you want to share your affections  that’s up to you. Plus I have done some loving designs that could be used as card designs, not just for the love of your life but for your best friend, your brother / sister.

Hope you like them I used water colours, black pen and ink. I wanted to get super media crazy but I didn’t want the designs to turn out messy. Enjoy! (Feel free to email onto loved ones) Happy Valentines Day Readers : ) xxx

P.S this first pic is of some Roses, I didn’t have a vase so took some inspiration from a book I blogged about last year (contemporary flower arrangements)

Wednesday

Dudes, Dudettes and CBFG’S (cute big friendly giants)

Okays so feeling incredibly good but pooped at the same time the gym is really taking it out of me! Plus I decided to join aqua-size which is really good and gives you a fun work out in the water (being able to play with floats and foam tubes has nothing to do with me joining : D )!

I decided that I am going to make you wait until valentines day to see my designs, so If you want to feel the love on February the 14th; then have a peek at my post on that day to cheer you up. I promise it isn’t all lovely dovey smushy crap.

Also I think I metioned the tiger print competion which I am entering and once the deadline is up then I will post a picture of the image I sent in. Very excited about it to be honest take a look at the brief if you want – Tigerprint.com

Finally my photo-shoot images, hope you like them…

Registry Look

Wedding Day Look

Party Look

See you soon x