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Showing posts with label Illustration. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Illustration. Show all posts

Saturday, 4 June 2016

The Degree Show

Illustration Degree ShowI was going to write a Week That Was post today, but as this week has been all about my youngest daughter and getting to see her degree show, I had a change of heart.

My daughter has loved to draw ever since she mastered the art of holding a crayon. It came as no surprise when she announced her choice of degree and we encouraged her to follow her passion.

After three years studying illustration she moves out of digs tomorrow and back home until Friday, when she leaves to work in the US for three months. That's my youngest, creating chaos before moving quickly onto the next phase of her life. She's already thinking about options for when she arrives home again in September and doesn't plan on standing still for too long.

You know that sensation as a mum when you have to bite your lip or swallow hard to stop yourself having an emotional meltdown, well that was me earlier in the week. But this post is not about me, this post is dedicated to my youngest and her incredible artwork.
It was no surprise that Sophia's primary final project focused on all things Japanese. This has been a strong influence since childhood.

These pieces are dedicated to four Japanese cities, their landmarks and culture...

Illustration Degree Show

The attention to detail was incredible. She also designed her own origami paper and made cranes for visitors to take away.

This, however was my favourite piece of all, dedicated to the city of Kobe.

Illustration Degree Show

Closely followed by this...

Illustration Degree Show

She also completed a project on War Horse by Michael Morpurgo...

Illustration Degree Show

Illustration Degree Show

Huge congratulations to my gorgeous girl. Go and enjoy your amazing summer in the US. Your mum is so very proud of you and all your hard work. I can't wait to see what happens next for you x

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Monday, 23 March 2015

The Box

There's a box in my wardrobe filled with treasure from years gone by. It contains concert tickets, random photos and pictures drawn by my daughters when they were little. I sift through its contents about once a year and reminisce about happy times and snapshots of life as a family. I'm guessing that every mum has a box containing cute pics drawn by their offspring. How could anyone bear to part with them?

And so, I thought I'd share a few that make me smile...

If memory serves, I think this was meant to be an alien and probably drawn by Sophia...

Here's an early attempt at a reindeer by Olivia...

Cats were always a theme for Sophia; she pestered us non-stop from the age of two until we finally relented and bought her a kitten for her 7th birthday.

And an early attempt at a caterpillar by Olivia...

Here's a picture of our cat from Sophia...

I also came across this...

It's a photo of both daughters at Alton Towers and I'm guessing they were about three years of age when this was taken. Don't be deceived by their angelic little faces; they were being rather mischievous and didn't want to sit still. Olivia's the one on the left.

Sophia always loved to draw and it's no surprise that she's studying illustration at university. Olivia meanwhile, always had her nose in a book and studies English literature. Looking back on their younger years, many of their childhood characteristics have followed them all the way through to adulthood.

Last night as I talked to Olivia via Skype I shared a few treasured drawings and photos with her. She's horrified that I feel the need to hold onto this stuff; I guess when she's a mum she'll understand.

How do you imagine your kids will turn out based on their characteristics now? I'd love to hear your comments...

Until next time...

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