The current state of my desk

 

Nearly done with Taeyang’s portrait. Stay tuned!

From a boot to a…bag?

 

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Goodbye Zara boots, it’s time to morph you into a Zara bag. Here’s another post from my Jewellery design / Ideation for the Object class. It’s the only class I like blogging about this semester because we’re given weekly projects that are done in our 3 hour studios and in contrast to that, there isn’t a whole lot happening in my other subjects (only research and folio prep which I’ll post about later). For this shoe project we pretty much had to be surgeon-like and completely disassemble any shoe we had or buy one from a shop. This project came at the perfect time as I was about to throw away these 5 year old pair of Zara boots – the soles were already falling apart and so was the material! Deconstructing this thing was a pain in the butt! That means unpicking all seams, pulling apart metals and anything glued to each other. We then had to create a new object using every part from the shoe. Some people made jewellery out of their shoe but I chose to go with a bag. Using as little resources as possible I only used PVA glue and a stapler to form the construction. It’s not the most picturesque thing, fashion designers would probably be shaking their heads at the transformation but hey, for the sake of this project I tried!

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Aaaand uni begins

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One week down and 13 more to go (I think). The Melby weather was very very very indecisive last week which explains why I caught the flu and missed out on some lectures and a class….or maybe it’s because I have a crappy immune system, dang. This week the tables turned with the weather finally behaving like it should. Thank God for Autumn!  You know it’s gonna be a good week when there’s a little bit of sunshine and it doesn’t get above 30 degrees at least. Last week I had lots of issues with my timetable so it turns out I had to change my jewellery design class to another elective called “Ideation of the object”, it’s a similar practice to jewellery design however it’s more about creating new ideas and drawing out 3D objects. I went to my first class of that elective yesterday and instantly got excited when I saw chunks of clay on each table. I haven’t touched clay since high school! We were asked to make small sculptures in response to several pieces of music using only our hands, then translate them into drawings.

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On a random note, one issue I’ve had for the past 2 years as a uni student is that I’m constantly finding ways to reduce the amount of items I carry to uni. Anything to avoid carrying a heavy handbag really. As a design student people assume I carry chunky sketchbooks and a gajillion art supplies plus a tablet and a laptop. Truth is, I don’t. I like to be practical and I’m kinda OCD with what’s in my bag and how I organise items. So if you catch me randomly checking my bag, you now know why. I carry a pencil case, plastic folder, a sketchbook that I use for lecture notes, a rmit diary and a water-colour set. The rest are my everyday needs: a power bank, tissues, phone, keys, earphones, glasses and a pocket-sized comb for those bad hair days. And yet all of this is STILL a lot to carry! But nothing compared to the previous years thank goodness.

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A right-brainer by day and occasional blogger by night, you've landed on a place where I live and breathe all things art, design, culture and fashion. You'll find me documenting my life in the creative field, endless travels with friends and family and a bit of food.

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