Monday, June 29, 2009
Jessie's business has really taken off! Her illustrations are adorable and her sweet adventures are inspiring! Check out her blog here and her etsy shop here. Thanks Jessie for posting me on CakeSpy!
Friday, June 26, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Today I will post no images. Instead a link to an article that has really inspired me. I subscribe to a weekly email from Jeffrey Gitomer. His sales, customer loyalty, and personal development advice is often very timely for me. His most recent post was great! In a time of doom and gloom it is refreshing to read how "outside change makes inside change okay".
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
A little bit about this school...
Students must apply with a portfolio when they are 14 years old! They choose an area of study such as; ceramics, graphic design, textiles, fashions, leather, painting, ect...When they start school they are assigned a teacher who will be their teacher for the next four years. The students take the standard classes but then the rest of their schedule is filled with classes based on their area of study. This high school feels very much like a university. The students are extremely focused and the work is spectacular! I was lucky enough to have Mercedesz Dekleva be my guide through the school. Her knowledge about the school and the different areas of study was impressive. There is a picture of her work below. Thanks Mercedesz for spending so much time with me!
Below are a few photos that I took at the exhibition. There was so much good work I can not show it all. Most of the work below is done by juniors.
the below is made of aluminum foil! The photo
on the right isone of her final pieces.
I really like this piece. I like the illustrations and
I like how the leather bag looks like copper.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
As I was checking the daily blogs that I read, I came across Finish graphic designer and illustrator named Janine Rewell posted on the Pattern People blog. Janine's most recent project made me laugh and then pause and think....What a fantastic idea! Could this be a new trend for those who want a tattoo but don't want to commit for longer than a few weeks?
Solarium's or tanning beds are very popular here in Budapest. Maybe I will start going and taking my floral designs and placing them on me...could be interesting. What will they say about me on the subway? What do you think?
Thursday, June 11, 2009
The girl on the cover is so beautiful. Why don't we dress like this? The world would be a happier place if everyone wore a little bit more pink, red and orange! Don't you agree?
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Click here to see BBC Day in Pictures
Monday, June 8, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
I set up.
Made a few sales.
Then it rained....
I got wet.
I got cold.
The people left.
What is a girl to do:(
Put on some warm socks.
Made a cup of tea.
Steve suggested he buy me some sun tan lotion...The people came and everyone was having a good time.
Friday, June 5, 2009
Where? Erzsébet square (Budapest)
Why? To support local designers and have fun!
Special focus on mommies and babies!
What is WAMP?
"WAMP was established in 2006 with the aim to bringing designers closer to public and to creating a common platform for unique, quality and available design objects. The monthly WAMP design fair has become one of the most important cultural and design forums in Budapest. In the summer Erzsébet square (former bus station) and in winter Gödör Klub hosts the event.
Jewelery, graphic design, textiles, ceramics, glassware, recycling objects as well as toy design objects are presented by designers and some galleries present their works on the fair. The special atmosphere of the fair was once a novelty in Budapest but became an awaited regular event after becoming generally known.
The aim of the initiative is to support and promote contemporary Hungarian design, as well as to enhance demand for design in everyday life."
I will be selling pillows and cards! If you are in Budapest come by and say hello! And keep your fingers crossed for good weather!
I must give a HUGE thank you to my friend Andi who will be helping me on Sunday.
Hope to see you there!
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Tuesday, Sue (my friend) and I went to Herend for a factory tour. It was absolutely inspiring and wonderful! I have never been drawn to this type of pottery but after learning that all the factory workers go to "Herend School" for 3 years and graduate as either an expert potter, sculptor or painter-I was hooked! Herend employs 1000 people, 400 of them are painters. Any of the artists at Herend can submit new designs. They are then presented to a committee who decides if the designs are right for the Herend Collection.
What really impressed me is that 75% of the companies shares are held by the employees, while the remaining 25% are owned by the state.
This piece will take about 4 hours.
freedom with how the paint is applied and how the colors are mixed.
them identify the pieces they painted. Only the artists knows and sees
this mark. It could be as small as the thickness of a line be a little thinner.I love this design.I love all the colors and the butterfly makes me so happy!A fun and different piece for Herend. I saw this in the Museum.
I cannot remember who the designer was.