New Venture starts this week…

Cafe Chaplaincy with Craft…in a local cafe in Southbourne. Quite Excited…details to follow.

One year later…

For the past year, I have had the opportunity to work with the lovely Rachel Bright. She opened her remote farm studio to me and taught me more than I can imagine about all things creative, encouraging and optimistic. Some of the types of design items I got to help with are below from the popular card/gift range, “The Brightside.”

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I also helped print some of Rachel’s etchings alongside her as well as do some digital colouring for her illustrations – both picture books and booktrust poems. This was all great and exciting. The most exciting was developing a friendship with one of the loveliest people in the country who really is the voice behind her cards and books. This very successful lady also encouraged me to keep pursuing image making and get excited for the projects that are still being birthed in my sketchbooks and animation programmes.

As Rachel is on maternity pause for the upcoming future I am both excited for her and feel compelled that it is a time for me to grow in the next step for my own autonomous work. But I am ever so grateful for the last year of working in the Brightside Studio and I look forward to continued friendship and creative ventures.

 

Logo for Southbourne Food Bank

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The Southbourne Food Bank is planning to open it’s doors to the public early 2014. In order to get ready they needed a logo. So the Director of the Food Bank contacted me about creating a logo for them. They had very specific ideas which fit in line with what I like doing so that was great. Here is the result! Let me know if you want to find out how to support this great initiative!

Jennette Designs working with Brightside Studios

Since October, I have begun to work with award winning picture book author/illustrator, card/gift line creator, and print/etching expert, Rachel Bright and Brightside Studios. Great setting in the Wareham forest on a farm. I am not able to show what I’ve been working on with Rachel as they are still in production. But to get an idea of all the things Bright Side Studios does, here is a link to bright side studios…

To buy bright side stationary and gifts (which I’m sure you have seen in UK stores) see the really good publishers.

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Here’s an example of a tin I had seen in a store that made me chuckle…now I’m working with the talented lady who thinks up these things!

Jennette Designs becomes official freelance business

From October 2013 Jennette Designs is now an official UK based Illustation and Creative Art Retreat/Workshop Freelance business. Our aim is to come alongside businesses, service organisations, and individuals (especially those local with a local to global impact). So watch this space…

Making music on the IPad

It’s been a very exciting challenge to make my own music to go with visuals. I’ve been using an app on the IPad that let’s me actually touch and play instruments…without actually having to own instruments.KeyboardDrum machine

My first GIF, the Chirstchurch priory

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This is my first moving GIF drawing. Enjoy watching the birds move as I did when I was standing in front of the priory.

Christchurch Boats

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On Wick looking over to Christchurch. With a wash of color for the reflection/shadow.

Christchurch – On Location – Out of sketchbook

The second week of Christchurch drawings. This time white paper (mainly A2) with mainly A4 size image to give breathing space. Enjoying the freedom of limited colour and use of negative space and texture. Some of the favorite locations I’ve found so far.
The top picture was a learning point to think about colours to help draw the eye…and to be careful about what to put in the foreground. It was kind of a…picture is okay but now we know what not to do…

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“wick ferry and captains club”

"The market square"

“The market square”

"I love the river walk and flooded boats now dry"

“I love the river walk and flooded boats now dry”

"roaming the streets"

“roaming the streets”

"Christchurch - Where time is pleasant"

“Christchurch – Where time is pleasant”

Christchurch Drawings – On location

Beginning a project of drawing on location in the town I have recently moved to – Christchurch, Dorset, England. It is where two rivers meet and it borders Bournemouth. The pace of life and feel to this town are quite different to Bournemouth. Christchurch also has a long history which I hope to discover more.

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