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Inspired!

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Whoever thought that a family outing to Lyme Regis, a small coastal town in West Dorset, little more than twenty miles from our home would be so inspiring!

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I am really loving the pastel colours that were so evident within the town and thats from ME…. a girl rarely inspired by muted colours.

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But don’t they look oh so gorgeous?! Thinking this may well be the inspiration behind the new brief that I start today.

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Not only were the colours more inspiring than I could ever remember but there were lots of interesting shapes around too…

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Aren’t these just so much better than ‘normal’ street lights!

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Mostly…

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Yesterday was all about color (and even more snow!) whilst today was mostly about screenprinting! Exciting times 🙂

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It’s all about the story….

Happy weekend everyone!

AutumnWinter 2013/14 is all about the story so my story this weekend will mostly be about….

– creating my inspiration board for my new AW13/14 project

– experimenting with fabric manipulation

– mixing lots of beautiful colours to create my colour palette

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Certainly, a good weekend lined up 🙂

And to top off all the fun of SNOW DAY Yesterday,  I was absolutely thrilled to be featured on the lovely blog of Hannah Byatt. Go take a look… I had so much fun answering all her questions…

Read it here (http://hannahbyatt.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/claire-smillie.html)


2013…together

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Today, I had so much to say I thought I’d treat you to a little video post instead of typing it all. Just press play to get started!

Enjoy!

The Plan 2013 from CLAIRE SMILLIE on Vimeo.


11:25 and still smiling…

SO, its 11:25 on a Saturday night and here I am working away at my desk…now that’s what I call commitment!

We’ve had some fantastic weekends of late and we have really been trying to make the most of this precious time together as a family, but with deadline looming this friday and the kids in bed, I am furiously  working away throwing every last ounce of energy into this brief. I desperately wanted a weekend away at the Clothes Show Live (Birmingham NEC) this weekend (surely armed with a student ticket could have been grounds to call it ‘educational?!’ or a ‘research’ trip?!) but with commitments it just really wasn’t possible. On the upside though, I’m pretty sure I have just about convinced Leon that a trip to the ‘Victoria & Albert’ Museum (hark at me, the one who usually HATES museums) would be fun!

So, back to the project in-hand…Now, this colours this project lends itself too, are not necessarily colours I am naturally drawn too or even actually appear in my designs very often, however it’s no secret I love to play and this design, with the colours changed really made me smile 🙂

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It actually changes the design into something else completely! Love this! So me 🙂

Happy Weekend everyone!