HP Reveal

With the use of this software creating an augmented reality experience. Placing something that is not there but with the use of the app is there in real time and a real space. This is something I have never done before. Still keeping with my theme regarding Fashion trends. Bringing my own way of communicating with this through a series of layered Gifs.

The desktop software to make the work and the app to experience what I have created. I am not going to lie I feel disappointed with my experience of this as everything is running perfectly on my computer but feel let down by the app, yes in a way it does work but doesn’t always capture the work or pick up anywhere from my trigger image. Only one of my Gif’s runs properly using the app. Is this due to the complexity of my Gifs I am thinking is it due to the multilayered and high use of colour or just simply as its an app, which your not going to achieve the resolution as a stand alone Gif or animation would hold?

Am currently creating a presentation on how it all went watch this space for an updated version with visuals of this.

Wizard of Oz.. hierarchy of need

What does or could this mean?


I have a basic understanding of this and the diagram below clearly and simply explains the basics of this theory. From what I understand is every human needs to acquire these needs I guess in a sense to survive life,Image result for maslow's hierarchy of needs

subconscious or not we will attain these  needs anyway we can even the kindest caring person could become not so purely to achieve the need they are missing or longing for?





Knowing this helps me to explore The wizard of Oz from a completely different point of view! Helping to understand characters behaviour, how the plot can unfold, how characters react when it does or doesn’t work out for them. why they behaviour in ways good or bad to achieve these basic needs.

Glinda = vindictive manipulator/Dorothy = the assassin / Witch of the west = only ever wanted what was hers, the slippers of her dead sister.

Looking at the film from a completely different angle allow’s a lot more visual play the character are no longer what you see allowing to manipulate who we believed they always was.

Puppet Making

How do you make a puppet??? If I was working in a two dimensional way I could easily grasp this process its straight forward and simple. But working this in a three dimensional way is 100% out of my comfort zone me and making something within this process is defiantly going to be a challenge.

What does a three dimensional puppet look like? or what is considered to be one? Starting with a quick visual over view I seek this out in Pinterest.

Stop Motion Puppets | ... for Building a Good Armature for a Stop Motion Puppet ~Carlos LascanoRadio Prague - History of Czech puppet theatre recalled, Stereolab explain Czech influence on new trackInteresting, elongated marionettes-they remind me of Modigliani paintings in three dimensional, puppet form.

From quickly gathering a broad range of what this could look like. I am thinking to make something within this idea, anything is possible and not limited to one process or type of media to create. Its working with a material that will communicate your message but also how much time do you have to create?

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Valeria Dalmon | https://www.etsy.com/people/EurekaFleekerThis particular use of fabric on the image to the left I have to say is one of my Favourite images, probably as I like to use textiles within my work. But is this way of working realistic within the time structure I have to create my project. I guess anything is possible and the key is to keep it simple when working to a tight time frame.


So I have spent the last few days reading this book (title of blog post) before my first day back at university which is today!

From the back cover of the book; “From John Hegarty, one of the world’s most famous advertising creatives, comes this witty pocket book filled with fifty brilliant provocative insights into creativity and the creative process”


Even though Hegarty is within the advertising industry, I would recommend this to anyone within the creative world it has helped me a lot and allowed me to question my own opinion and opened me up to looking at things differently.

Key notes I have taken from this

  • Nothing is ever original- everything that exists is re-invented, borrowed, inspired, looked at from different angle or perspective!

That being said is something I notice more so within the fashion industry, constant trends are a re invention of something else, IE; it may not be as it was in the 1960’s but the re invention can be from that with similar colour pallets or patterns used in a way you believe its a completely new thing but its always been before if that makes any sense. = fresh approach (an idea only exists in relation to another idea.)

  • Visually explain your idea to yourself!

What ever creative discipline if you do not fully understand what you are doing or communicating. This can in-fact make it harder for the viewer to be able to connect what something is about and technically can hinder the progression of a successful piece of work at times.

IDEAS COME FROM ANYWHERE AND NOWHERE- for me its important to log it even with a photo quick drawing sentence or a word. You never know when it will be needed but is always kept safe until that time comes.

“keep it simple- complex thought- reducing it down to a simple powerful message”  

How many times have we all said that to ourselves and before we no it (I am so guilty of this) the creativity goes mad to many ideas are flowing and for me am darting into so many different ideas, processes. The chaos can become to much at times. I have learnt for myself I have to get that all out before I can come back to that simple quote before I can find my voice and my own truth! Saying this I wouldn’t say the way I work is always helpful my biggest challenge is to hold onto the idea and  not let everything run away with me (defiantly when have a deadline to reach)

I am not going to go on about everything in the book but is well worth a read!

Think the main thing I have learnt is Failure is OK, its how we learn! creative block doesn’t last forever it soon comes a memory! self belief is just as important as other people like what you do!

Conscious or Unconscious

How much of what we create are we in a full state of consciousness? Does or creativity purely live in this head-space? where do are ideas come from? For me personally I have all these ideas but putting them into practice is as bad as sitting with the first blank page of my sketchbook. I am exploring the idea of how both the conscious and unconscious mind both feed into our working practice, I am thinking at times we all can be unaware of this process.


Reading this article by K.M Weiland, even though its based around being an author the principles are similar with most creative practices.

“Although all stories need the eventual guidance of an objective and analytic design plan, most authors find that their greatest and most original ideas must be filtered through the labyrinth of  unconscious creativity.”

This makes total sense being to objective at the start for me actually stops any creative process even forming, to force an idea or design at times is not always the most practical use of time. In my own practice I am starting to understand to run with the idea and play with the possibilities  it could go, rather than being to fixated on the final outcome which can ultimately stop any progression. I do believe through our own creative play and experimentation and allowing time for this (but not endless weeks) suddenly something will  click to and fall into place. Or in some cases for me my idea can be the starting point to something else initially but if it wasn’t for that initial starting idea I would never have produced some of the work I have if an of that makes sense.

Textile as a narrative

I am exploring in what format other than in a traditional sense can something be deemed as a narrative? For me the word narrative alone is enough to interrupt my creative process and over think what I was not initially struggling with. Sounds funny I know as an illustrator shouldn’t this word go hand in hand? Not always I guess that is why we are all so unique in our process answering a brief….. My investigation starts getting an understanding what this mean for others.


From reading the post from above link: JESSICA HEMMINGS has written. 

This makes total sense in how different artists use different ways of approaching the so called narrative. At times a literal story will not work or give justice even to a certain theme, subject matter. It could be to personal, to much exposure is not always good when it can make you venerable. Or maybe to capture the attention of the audience it needs to be presented in such a way using textiles, inclusive of colours and patterns allows us to get it out in such a way that the engagement is so much more. As an artist If I can touch or get a feel for the texture of the material that can take the viewer to many different places (I am not saying we should all go round touching peoples work ) but if we could I know a lot of people that would.

I am looking to explore how can I create:

Memorability/Empathy/Engagement/Authenticity/Simplicity/Emotion; through the use of textiles not necessarily all at once but hold that engagement through a narrative form of sequence not being reliant on type or text as the main indicator of what is going on.

Inspiration of how this could communicate;

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Science and art

I never thought Id even be saying the word science again. I would never have made the link before now. But there is so much to these two completely different processes that have a huge compatibility the cross over and the link is more than you would expect, well in my eyes anyway.


“Both science and art are human attempts to understand and describe the world around us. The subjects and methods have different traditions, and the intended audiences are different, but I think the motivations and goals are fundamentally the same.”

This quote from Forbes.com sums this idea up nice and simply. The whole process being visual communication, even though fundamentally they are both taking a different approach. Its about exploration and communicating a message letting us know about the world we live in with a visual language. I never thought that I personally would have looked at photosynthesis and cell structure within thins year of my art degree. But learning the understanding behind them allows the creative process to play on the ideas. Giving a different context and energy to say pure scientific context but fundamentally communicating a message.