Friday, 24 April 2009

Mono Print & Crochet

Uni started again on Wednesday.
I was a bit nervous, as it's a new module & new lecturer! But I needn't of worried :)
The teacher, Patricia, is lovely & shows a real interest in everyone individual style of art!
For the first time I was able to discuss my own work...where I want it to go. It was SO refreshing.
Considering there are other artists on the course who exhibit & sell their work I have been surprised of the lack of interest so far by the lecturers in pupils personal work. To me an artists work tells you SO much about the many questions about a person can be answered by just looking into someones art.
Well that's what I think anyway.....

For this module I'll be able to create something that I want to create. Something that means something to me, instead of the heartless, soul-less work I've produced so far for uni. Work that I made to fit a criteria & not a personal goal.

We were playing with printing, mono prints in particular - something i hadn't tried before.
This is what I came up with.......

The face & flowers are mono prints, the hair pencil & background highlighter. None of us really had the best of equipment with us (we weren't told what we would need - very annoying), so we made the best of what we had.
Some of the work made by the others were fantastic!

Of course I've been hooking away.....
I finally finished L's Sackboy
I couldn't find a zip so I added a scarf & frying pan to make up for it.

I spent Easter at my fellas folks house so I thought I'd make a little pressie to say thanks. I ended up making three! A bunny & two chicks. I gotta admit they're cute!

I made them from the Tiny Ami pattern from the book "Amigurumi World: Seriously Cute Crochet" by Ana Paula.

This little dude I made when I was bored one night.

& I made this for my mate Ellie. Interested in Buddhism & loves to write! Hopefully she'll like it!

The chart I got from HERE for free.


  1. I love seeing your crochet goodies.
    I have a question about sackboy, I really don't know the character at all but I've seen so many people make him and they add hair and clothes etc so that he becomes someone else. I'm curious how it all started...have any idea?

  2. Thanks :)

    Sackboy is from a Playstaion 3 game, "Little Big Planet", that my boyfriend is crazy about.
    In the game you can make your own Sackboy or Sackgirl, unlocking clothes, accessories etc as you go through levels.
    I've played it a few times. It's fun! (Except when his cousins Sackboy kept slapping my Sackboy off the ground & making me loose a life!!)

    You can dress up your own sackboy/sackgirl here >

    For a bit more information >