WOW MOM WOW

Devastated to say that for one year only, (2014!) I missed out on Pick Me Up as first-time-mom-life took priority, but this year I made sure that I went, and I wheeled the little one around with me – reassured to see I wasn’t the only one with infant in tow. He was well-behaved, soaked it all up and even conveniently napped, enabling me to indulge in some creative ‘me time’ with blinkscratchart.

collection3 collection_bI think over the years the show has become more of a illustration vs graphic design battle, but then I think the industry has become integrated with all forms of hand-made make and create – which to be fair I do love!  This year sees a great push in graphic art, typography and ‘new’ technologies…well that is what caught my eye anyway. Especially the unpredictable results from the likes of Luke Evans – Xero Project, where he uses 5000,000 volts and manually copies the process of a laser printer (watch the short film too!). I was impressed with Jack Cunningham’s Collaboration with the incredibly talented Vincent Techer and his 3D modelling skills!…(our little on is already entering a dinosaur phase). Also Rop van Miero and his water colour animal paintings – being an experimenter with my art myself I fell in love with his quote  ‘…I create a gap, an uncertainty, between the act of making and the actual outcome’. Find out more on the Pick Me Up website

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Sneak peak at Luke Evans, Jack Cunningham and Rop van Miero

If you are lucky enough to get yourself over to SomersetHouse for what is the best creative fair in my opinion – make sure you pause and make yourself something. It is definitely the most interactive yet with its – first ever programme of talks – and the usual workshops galore. I took part in the daily competition with blinkscratchart. I also created a typographic artwork in collaboration with our 18month old (by letting him select the tile background tile) and then the lovely guy at SOPE INC printed it for us there and then. Sope is four quarters of a wholesome hand-crafted vs new tech outfit – check them out here

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Thank you SOPE INC

One highlight for me was taking the time to discover the inspiring BEST exhibition and talk with the warm and welcoming duo that makes up Niki Best. It was good to talk ‘grown-up’ with another creative mom and appreciate the balancing art of motherhood with…art! (and share a few family photos of course!). I was really excited to have niki want to share my scratch art with hers on instagram too (and dedicate my post title to hers!). Check out nikibest.com for more info on her multi-medium project and consulting on everythings goings-ons!

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nikibest WOW MOM WOW and my love on the inside for blinkscratchart

Timeout seems to have rated this event as 3/5 stars, but I’d definitely give it a  5/5. I wish I could have stayed longer, had a drink at the bar and got involved in the first ever Talks (they looked interesting!) but that is a visit without the boy. With friends; solo, or infant – you will enjoy it, discover and feel inspired . I’m already looking forward to next years

LOVE ON THE INSIDE
On my 365 Challenge, I created a previous heart art cutting and sticking together from the heaven of AnthonyBurrill designs on a variety of coloured papers. (He is an inspiration of mine but also Pick Me Up 2011 workshop and main feature). I combined this concept with a message that I hold close to my heart ‘Love on the inside‘ (I’m not sure of the origin-I feel like I made it up, but I doubt that somehow!). So it seemed only fitting that I used this line for my scratch art doodle yesterday.

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Heart art 2011 Love on The Inside and 2015

Heart and Passion

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My photo of the carnaby street light bulbs – check out my instagram for original photo

I am excited to share that I will be starting a new series of hearts, influenced totally by other peoples passions and loves.

I don’t want to give too much of the idea away – but it will involve collaborations with inspirational people…not directly linked to the creative industry – with a bespoke piece of heart art created. There will be a new look and feel for the geekheartsaday blog too. I hope you enjoy it as much as I am sure I will….eeeeek!

Becky x

A is For Always and Forever

I’ve had such a special day today with my family. We took our son to an indoor water park for the first time. It was lots of fun – I’m convinced he is half fish! He really didnt want to get out & loved everything from the mini waterslides, splashing with daddy in the rapids to toddling about in the water fountains. A day to remember for sure. Precious moments saved in my heart.

So today is the last of my 28 hearts of February mission. Im getting lots of love & support for my daily hearts so will continue to post dedigns & creations…just not daily.

My sketch is black biro on moleskin. A for Alessandro (our son & representing ALWAYS) a few ‘timeless’ elements for FOREVER – all teamed up with a few scales & tentacles.

Keep in touch, stay positive & be inspired x

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Hooray For Mo-Sake

Today I was inspired by a mosaic pattern that I have seen thousands of time – as it’s in our local high street. It’s not very loved and is completely taken for granted. I’ve tried to find out about the history of it but with no joy. So I’ve included a screen grab from google to show it to you – which explains my heart art design. My design make me think tribal ‘knitwear’ though! haha!

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Today has been a manic one. I’ve collected our happy dog paddy from his lovely dog-carer Claire at Pet Au Pair (think superdooper-doggy-hotel+walkie-lover)..she is a jolly, inspirational lady. Plus my mums been staying and we took the boy to a soft-play where he spent most of the time between bouncing-uh-hum falling on the bouncy castle and rolling around in the ball pit. I”m sure our boy thinks he is part dog too…as he likes to get in the dog bed (with or without dog in there) and crawl around picking up toys with his mouth! I was a little concerned his first word was going to be ‘woof!’ but thankfully it was just a ‘Hello!’ instead.

So a colourful day all in all…if a little hectic.

I’ve created this as heart art as a vector artwork in Illustrator…

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Wheely Good

How are you today?
Im feeling thankful for my loves, my life & lessons learned. 
I made todays large scale heart art with the stroller  and a puddle on our way back home from playing at the park in sunshine. About 2x3meters…

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