I've been trying to experiment more when it comes to my artwork. It wasn't until I saw all my work together on a display, that I noticed that a lot of the colour palettes I have been using for each piece have been quite similar. I wanted to branch out and work with a colour I never normally use. The colour purple.
With the start of the New Year, everyone is busy reflecting on the year just gone, and looking bright eyed and bushy tailed towards the next 365 days. As many of your friends and family will have been discussing, the time for New Years Resolutions is at our door, and we find ourselves wondering what we would like to accomplish in this new chapter of our lives. Before I delve into what I plan to commit to this year, I wanted to share my 2017 Resolution review with you first.
As I have mentioned in previous posts, when I was signed off sick earlier on in the year, I spent a lot of my time trying to bring out the creative side of myself by experimenting with different painting techniques. When I wasn't painting, I began to notice that I would sit and doodle. It was never anything preplanned or overly thought out, but I used to enjoy creating patterns and shapes with some of my black staedtler pens I had left over from University.
As we're in the last week of November I thought I should take the time to reflect on what's been happening here at Edie Rose Ashley this last month. It's been quite surreal stepping out of the shadows and putting myself and my work out there for the very first time. I hadn't planned on launching my business in November, but when my wonderful friend Claire asked if I would like to have a stall at their annual Christmas Fair at Ribbons Tea Room, I thought I should take the plunge. It wasn't until this moment that I realised I had been waiting for something to push my introverted self out into the spotlight.
As my 'About' page has briefly told you, I trained as a Fashion Designer specialising in Printed Textiles achieving a First Class Honors from the University of Northampton. I found it really difficult to sustain interning in London after my degree, and even though I loved developing my skills and creativity, I moved back home and started working full time at a marketing firm in Nottingham.