D is for…Design Briefs


This is a strange by-product of my Art School days. After 4 years of constantly getting briefs for projects you would think that I would be put off by them and only want to create things that I have thought up myself, work at my own pace without the rush of a deadline. For the most part I do, however on occasion I like having the pressure of working to someone else’s timeline. Not too often because I tend to be a last minute, stress, get it all done within the last two days after the best intentions of getting it finished with a week to spare kind of person.

Recently I have been given a design brief from a friend, I’m not going to give away too many of the details right now because this is definitely something that deserves a more thorough description and a bit more research on my part. However what I will say is that it involves me getting to do one of my favourite things and that is to sit down to a Jane Austen marathon. Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Pride and Prejudice (both the film and the BBC series), Sense and Sensibility and Emma, I love Jane Austen and I certainly love getting cosy on the sofa when sitting down to watch the screen adaptations. I’ll have some more reading to do as well…never a hardship.

One thing I am also quite excited about is that I am going to try my hand at calligraphy, as you can see from the picture I have already made an attempt (I use this term loosely), a “cheating” version if you will. I think I’ll need to work on my cursive a little more but I’m looking forward to getting a dip pen and giving it a proper shot. So watch this space…I’m sure this wont be the last you’ll hear about it.

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