This one asked me to work from visual sources which I used a postcard and magazine adverts. It was a ‘textural study’ so the idea was to capture the ‘feel’ or ‘idea’ of something rather than just copying. I found that easier in some cases than others. Especially the advert with the chandelier and mirror – I think I found it so beautiful that I didn’t want to ruin it by changing anything – I think I should have pushed the boat out a little more on that one as my results were a little ‘blah’!

I really liked some of the results but again others I was a bit unhappy with. I think it was because when I first looked at the image I thought that I knew exactly what I wanted to produce and the reality didn’t quite match up – I guess thats what sketching, creating samples and prototypes is for!
I also felt a tiny bit like the first, ‘most inspired’ pieces I produced were the best, and the 2nd and 3rd pieces that were more ‘forced’ weren’t as good!

Kim Debling is a Hampshire, UK based designer and Director of her own company Kestrel Design Ltd. She is mum to Rose and Harvey and wife to her best friend Steve. ¬†She’s fighting off Stage 4 Lymphoma and sharing her story along the way, mainly via YouTube. Kim is passionate about being happy, mental wellbeing and in particular art and creative pursuits as therapy during tough times. She teaches online at Udemy, has published books and has art and printables available for sale.

Project 1, Stage 3, Exercise 1 was last modified: April 30th, 2015 by Kim Debling