Monday, 30 June 2014

Upcycling Stall

Some concept drawings for my upcoming stall "upcycling". I am giving it a very bohemian look, as that's the kind of audience who are interested in recycled clothing. Strangely enough, when it comes to rough drafts I often feel most comfortable using BIRO pens.
They are just concepts at the moment. It will be interesting to see what becomes of them!

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Sprucing up my CV

There's so much to read on those things before you get to the folio, so why not show them my talent where the written work is happening?
Works in progress.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Cleopatra collar

I was asked to create a Cleopatra collar to match a white muslin dress with purple lining. It's made from leather and curtain block-out lining.
I can't wait to see the pictures of her wearing it!

Thursday, 19 June 2014

My first oil painting

A group of friends were invited to paint on Gran's granny flat porch after she uncovered her late husbands oil paints.
Having no idea what we were doing, we had a great time. This is my first painting in oil paint. What do you guys think?

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Why Sons of David?

To those who know my face, I am Amy Dawson. They are often wondering why I came up with that name. Most people's first reaction is the same:

"But, aren't you a girl?"

 Though a very apt observation that I am not a body of men, the name isn't to be taken literally but symbolically. The name "Amy" has French roots, meaning "beloved". As does "David". Consequently, the name "Dawson" means "David's son". Unfortunately, the title "Son of David" has been taken up by gentleman during Roman times, also known as Jesus Christ. Perhaps you might have heard of him.

Though Jesus was very courteous and claimed no copyright or trade mark to that title, I did not want to use it lest there be great confusion. So, seeing as many Davids have had many sons, I chose the brand, "Sons of David."

The End.