Drive for my Own Four Repeat Designs

Monday, 14 October 2013
Having handed in our Kodatrace as a group and with the dyeing and printing left to do I turned my attention to my own designs.
I recently went to London and visited the V&A , The Natural History Museum, Buckingham Palace Gardens and Berwick Street Fabric Shops.

I saw the pelicans and swans in the Buckingham Palace Gardens and thought they were so magnificent and regal . I was surprised and intrigued by their elegance and power against the calm waters and greenery in the city centre.
I was so surprised to come away from my trip being inspired by birds in such an urban environment.
I really enjoyed the Club Catwalk exhibition I went too with two NUA students but didn't feel inspired as it was so fashion based and I love interiors rather than fashion!
My real influence came from my sketches at The Natural History Museum. The life-size mammals are amazing but I was captured by Gould's Hummingbird exhibit. The colours the shape and form of the bird was beautiful. I started sketching as my phone had died by the time we got there and I was unable to take any photographs. My two friends are emailing me some for my work so I can refresh my memory.
I have used these photographs and sketches as my starting point for my repeat print designs.

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