Monday, 30 August 2010

21 and many more.

It was my birthday the other day. It was the big 21!Woo...i've been busy taking lots of photographs and drawing my presents.

On my birthday I went to the beautiful Brucianni's in Preston. I went with my mum, my sister, my best friend and my boyfriend. We all had a natter and ate the best chocolate ice cream. My sister took a few photos for me.

As you can see, I got an amazing Smith-Corona typewriter. It's so beautiful...I love it to bits...need to get a new ribbon for it, but apart from that it's perfect!

I also got some chocolates, alcohol, toy dinosaurs, a teddy holding a 21, art stuff, a pretty necklace, worry dolls and a beautiful tin for my sentimental things. I got to hang out with family and the best friends ever. We eate pizza and watched Scott Pilgrim...and then I went home to drink some kopparberg and eat carrot cake that my lovely boyfriend made!

On the Friday I went out drinking with my friends. A few of us made bird masks...we looked coool!

Overall it was an amazing 21st on both occassions...seeing my friends and going special places with my loved ones has inspired me to get some work done. So you WILL be seeing lots more work from me very shortly! So Keep and eye out!

Monday, 23 August 2010

Wooly hands.


I have recently been quite busy. What with summer projects to do and personal work too. I've been knitting a scarf! A stripy one at that! I'm either going to sell it on etsy or keep it for when it's cold.

I'm going to design some packaging for the scarf, just in case I do sell it.

I've also been keeping busy with my Me Me Me Project and editorial pieces for both the project and the LEP. Though every now and again I forget to buy a paper...oops!

I have many plans for the future. I just hope it goes to plan...well...when I say plan...I mean a bumpy road...hold onto my hat and go and do the best I can. With so many talented illustrators against me, I do worry. As there are so many talented people who make me doubt my work. I'm quite stubborn though and apparently optimistic so I keep on ploughing through. I keep telling myself " I can do it...I can do it!"...Though I worry about if I can't do it. What if noone wants to commision me?...What if noone wants me to work for their company or sign me on to design stuff? But I put my worries aside and think of new ideas...experminet with materials and enjoy what I do...i'm trying to make work that i'd like...for me.

I have ideas for zines and things to sell at the stalls when we need to raise money for our exhibition. Many ideas I tell ye.

I can do it.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Updates of Late.

Hello. I do apologise for my lack of posts. My computer keeps playing up and i've been rather busy with uni summer projects and LEP illustrations. I've also been planning and designing things for my etsy shop.

Here's a quink self portrait I did for the Me Me Me summer project.

I'll be uploading more images soon of Lomography and designs for my shop and projects.

If you'd like to see some images of work i've done recently, then do have a look on my facebook art page.!/pages/Emma-Collins-Illustration-aka-InkFingers/115830608469813?ref=ts