Category Archives: Caught My Eye

General thoughts and things that catch my eye

Kate Osborne

NB This section of my blog relates to Graphic design level one. I will update this soon!!!

I stumbled across this artist on an art blog…I love her watercolours!

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Barbara Rae

I’ve been able to view quite a lot of pictures recently via the abstract painting class. Our tutor, Gillian, pinned up loads of print outs of various artists… this is one of my favourites.

I love all these colours!!!!

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Takashi Murakami

This one is thanks to my friend Katy, who sent me a link about a series of art programmes online…I’ve just watched the first one, which is about cross cultural influences. This chap caught my eye – Takashi Murakami. I have to say he also does some pretty horrible unfeasably proportioned female figures, whcih I’m not keen on, but I like all these here…

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Playing With Paint

It’s not often you get to just have a stupid amount of fun – my Mum and I went to our very first abstract painting class! I’ve never been to any sort of painting class, so I didn’t know what to expect…The teacher is great, everyone giggled a lot, and played!

Here’s some of my “work”!!! (Yes the dot of yellow is accidental)!


We used acrylics, paint brushes, rollers and cardboard strips to apply the paint.


We all had to introduce ourselves at the beginning of the class… One of the ladies playfully said she was aiming to paint something brilliant cos she could do with the cash!!!


G F Smith Paper

Oooooooo. SO lovely! I never knew paper samples could be so yummy. I emailed this company, on the advice of my tutor, and the area rep actually asked to pop round my house the same day! I panicked a bit, wimped out, and they posted it instead. So glad they did, it’s so beautifully packaged, and really sparks the imagination. image image


I have now had the opportunity to take these samples to my friendly local printer. They loved them too! Apparently they don’t often deal with this company, although they do stock one of the purples. Although they are very happy to work with this supplier, apparently its quite rare to receive requests to print on card/paper from a specialist company. The printers had quite a range of their own existing card and paper types but did warn me that as they are a small company, they don’t have the necessary equipment to provide a full range of printing options, such as foil blocking.

Kaffe Fassett

My friend Jacky and I were just talking about Kaffe Fassett. He seems to have disappeared in recent years, but we googled him, and found he is alive and still working! (I can’t help but notice his website has really ugly yellow links that don’t match anything!!!)

Anyway, more importantly, here’s some lovely pics of his textiles.

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Knitted lamppost? I want one.

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