Hi, I just thought I’d make a quick blog post about my new Funky 3D Boombastic Box.
It was inspired by memories of playground break-dancing and body-popping with electro and old skool hip hop mix tapes :) and features a working cassette tray, mini cassette tape and realistic graphic equalizer sliders :)
The SVG files are available here
In other news I had a fantastic weekend, Saturday was spent celebrating Cha-guy’s birthday at a micro-brewery called The Kernel in Bermondsey, London. The Brewery is run by a group of friends who were all part of a computer arts collective called GoTo10 and specialised in creating artworks from open sourced software.
I sometimes think of them as monks of the digital age..
Then on Sunday we went to the Lambeth Country Show in Brixton, London where I danced to reggae bands alongside elderly rastas with dreadlocks down to their ankles, saw an Owl display (Cha-guy has a Tawny Owl in the trees near his house), ate some Jamaican curry goat with rice and peas :) then saw African drummers on the festival ‘Village Green’.
It was a fantastic day out.
Will post pictures soon..
I wanted to make an urban city inspired box that could easily sit on a table, desk or shelf. I was inspired by the architectural skylines of some of the cities I know well. So came up with these stylish skyline boxes
They have a box section at the back that can be filled with gifts or used for storage and the front is a city skyline silhouette :)
The SVG files are available in my etsy store and also on my new SVG website here
I started painting and drawing for the first time last year and its been a great journey so far.
I’ve mainly been using watercolour and inks but more recently I’ve discovered the joy of graphite pencils.
Oh yes, and different types of paper for painting on, my most recent discovery is Glassine paper, I just love the way it feels and sounds when you crinkle it a bit… :)
here are a few recent sketches
tulip x-ray sketch, watercolour
banana plant, pencil
banana plant, watercolour
in progress, ink and collage
backwards elvis fish, pencil
Some of you may know that I work in footage archives as my day job, and as a little treat I decided to make a mini album dedicated to archive footage newsreels.
It was sort of inspired by the purchase of some absolutely gorgeous patterned paper by First Edition called Noir et Chic.
Newsreel Mini Album
I used the patterned paper to cover pages cut on my.. you guessed it Silhouette Cameo, I then designed some early cinema type ephemera to add to the album, including film cans, cameras and reels of film. These were added as a layout to pictures of early film footage.
I had a blast making it and have made the files available here https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/155514780/newsreel-mini-album-svg
Last night CHA-Guy and I went to the Twilight Science event at the Royal Academy in St James’ Park. It was a fun and informative evening of science comedy, demonstrations and a quiz. One of the questions was about the door handles at the Royal Society… obviously we didnt have a clue so afterwards we went to check them out.. and yes they have a DNA double helix in them.
We didn’t do too badly in the quiz, mainly because they had a whole section on Darwin… ;)
Bye for now..
I’ve finally finished my Dimensional Dressforms
I thought I’d take the popular dressform motif and give it a 3D dimensional twist with added optional clothing.
Its available at my Etsy shop here http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/JoanneSeale
In other news I’m off to the Twilight Science event tonight at the Royal Society, it should be fun with lots of demonstrations, a quiz and comedy.
I’ll try to take pictures for next time.
Oops forgot to add that CHA-Guy and I went along to the Cockpit Arts open studios in Deptford, London a few weeks ago and saw some fantastic work by designer-makers including these imaginative ceramics by Katharine Morling.. I love them!!