Sunday, October 10, 2010


I love the idea of this sewing machine, no more needing to hunt for the right thread or changing your spool every time you're using another piece of fabric, specially when dealing with quilting or doll clothes I think this would be awesome for any crafter around! A sewing machine that reads your fabrics colour and ads ink to your thread acording to what you need!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The student side ...

Yesterday I went back to school after being MIA for a year because of Fibromyalgia, cfs , eds and Mono! Yes I am a chronic pain patient but I try not to let it interfere with my creative side.

I have an indivicualised course at the moment, so yesterday I had to go talk to my teachers to see which assignments I would do this year and wich I would do next year, I'm finishing my bachelor my last year in two years instead of one.

So my first assignment of the year is making a 'graphic identity' for an old non interesting museum. my teacher's words not mine, through my blog I want to keep you guys updated on the progress of this. To show you my work but to also share what it's like to be a graphic design student in Belgium. Well one that goes to school parttime.

So far I've been brainstorming and I will be starting a moodboard soon. I love moodboards ever since I studied textile and fashion design I learned how to use them.

The first thing I had to do was to choose what kind of museum I would want to work for, I decided I'm going with a plant museum. my thoughts behind this was that plants are organic and I love working with organic lines, plus it gives me more playroom then say a computer museum. After I decided on that I started getting ideas for promotion stunts and I want to look into Guerilla gardening as a promo stunt for my museum.

My choice of colorouring would be greens but not old dusty greens but young green, grassgreen, lime green, citrus green.... because it would apeal to a wider audiance, also because I am going with the guerilla theme I'm thinking of using one extra color a bold one that can make a statement like Bright orange or a deep red pink.

Then my mind started racing to an exhibition I could hold there and promote... in the line of guerilla, protesting, bold... Why not make an exhibit that is of this day that speaks to current problems... PLANTS that can help with the economic and enviromental crisis the world is having ?!

As you can see my mind races when I get assignments, this will all change a lot but this is the first draft of my brainstorm session....

I hope some of you guys will be following this ;)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Mail update

^ A lovely letter from martina in croatia! I love getting mail from her, though her postoffice ruined her art by sticking the postage label on the see through window!

^a letter to Becca in the US and one to Carrie in Canada!

ps: I am always looking for penpals so contact me if you want to write!

I got these lovely real vintage/retro trimmings from my stepgrandmother, who usually dislikes me but when she wants to get rid of crap she suddenly remembers me! But I love love love these! I handwashed everything today and hung it all outside to get that old smell out of them and now I have a huge stash of real vintage trimming. I love the fact that a lot of people don't realise what they throw away.

New work area

This desk will soon get an imac ontop if it. And the little table at the side is a table that folds open for my sewing machine wich is stored away neatly in the desk.

I love seeing people's work rooms so post away! And link me ^^
I got myself a new work area for my graphic designing.... Ikea is the best place for modern afordable design. Plus I love the food there ;)