Being involved with an Art Collective provides lots of opportunities to pursue a creative side in lieu of commercial incentive.
POD Collective is the name of our group and our latest "challenge" was to produce a piece of work with the theme "something red".
I created a 3 colour lino block print from a sketch I had done. I have framed it with a simple black frame and quite happy with the result. I also experimented printing with the block onto a grey felt bag.
"Red" by ali bird
The collection of works from "Something Red" challenge
These are some t-shirt designs that I printed onto natural cotton calico. The idea was to keep printing my designs over the top and end up with a montage of all my prints...however, I got the fabric out and decided to machine stitch scene's over the top with black cotton. I really like the finished product and they will be incorporated into throw pillows, tote bags or maybe framed. I will put the finished products on at a later date.
I have always been drawn to fashion,costumes and the creation of garments and home wares from a very young age. I currently design and create my own designs and have a website which has been set up in partnership with a good friend Lara.
I am also involved with a great group of gals who are collectively known as POD. Its a great creative outlet and allows me to pursue other artistic outlets..