Monday, 7 February 2011

Reflective Statement

Starting a Blog has been such a new experience. At first I was really sceptical and wondered why on earth people would want to read about my opinions, thoughts and reflections. However I (despite all odds) have grown to really enjoy blogging! I see it as a sketchbook, without the hassle of scissors and glue! It's such a simple way of gathering thoughts, interesting images and artists research that will help inform my textile work and give people a better idea of my style.
I wanted to keep the design of my blog simple and minimalist so that it would appear uncluttered and to help my images stand out.

To help inspire our blogging and design we were recommended to look at the following: - Dr. Emma Neuberg’s blog and theory lectures on plastics and materials - Emma Neuberg’s Slow Textiles group – Melanie Bowles’ blog spot, print tutor at Chelsea and designer – link to Clara Vuletich’s blog – TED research assistant and designer at Chelsea - TED’s blog - You should be able to access this in the library or online
‘The World’s 50 most Powerful Blogs’ In (2008) The Observer Magazine, 9 March, pp.16-46 – can access via eth e-library Nexus - images of the Sartorialist’s view on stylish people around town – Susie Bubble’s style blog

But I did a bit of my own blog surfing and really liked the following-

The blog has been extremely useful for me as I can quickly write a few notes on an interesting book or artist and then refer back to it at a later date. However I am not convinced how 'user friendly' it is for others as I am noted for rambling and going off on a tangent! I hope the blog will document my development and I aim to do more research for my up and coming Transition project on the blog, or may even create another one with my partner. Two blogs! Phew. As well as more research, the object analysis tasks have taught me the importance of stopping and casting an eye back over my work, noting the positives and negatives in order to help with improving and because 'what you could have done' often becomes clear after finishing a project or task.

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