Pauline Easby

Pauline Easby

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

New year New plan for Hand and Lock competition

My christmas hearts were received with great enthusiasm, with everyone thinking they were shop bought. So a hughe round of applause for me. But now onto more competitive things, with christmas presents out of the way I thought I should start putting all my notes group 1 notws into a new sketchbook where I can really start thinking and planning what my next move was. But even after systematically writing up my thoughts and ideas I still couldnt get enthusiastic about it, I probably have a mental block on the whole 1970s Ziggy period. I keep having flashback of my uncle modeling himself on Ziggy and then theres the nasty orange and yellow sandals my sister and I wore when we were kids. I dont think I need to say anymore Im already having palpatations.

so where does this rant lead me?  Well I re-looked at the brief and suddenly realised I should be doing group two, consisting of Maire Antoinette and French Revolution  combined with space age fashion from the notable Courreges and Cardin. Suddenly everything seemed to fit into place. My synthetic fabric that I had dyed fits perfectly with the Rococo, and the red dyed silk with gold print fits with revolution and barogue - rococo Versailles. And for the combination of space well my final collection from my degree fits perfectly well with it.

I guess ALL I needed was to organise my thoughts. The bizzare thing about it is my project 1939-45 had truthfully got no further than Paris, my ideas, designs and thoughts were all based on Paris which made even  more sense to do group 2.

Today Im looking forward to pulling my ideas together, writing them up going through my dye samples etc. I have done loads of work already so now is the exciting bit focus on my embroidery, start practicing whitework, lattice and filigree. wish me luck

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