Today is the last day of my Christmas holidays before I return to the world of full time employment. Although I haven’t been successful in completely finishing off all that I’d wanted, I think I’ve made some headway in getting my creative schedule back on track.
I’ve always found it strange how dominant cultures tend to fetishise the traditions of others,
And to think I had such high hopes for this blog!
No, it’s all good. I’ve been woeful at uploading work but I guess between real life and… real life, these things can be somewhat challenging.
Having successfully completed a newly corrected paper (hurrah!), I can now get back to finishing the web design and associated apps that I started working on before I was seduced by the prospect of academic notoriety. In the course of the usual search for prints and textures, I came across this fabulous piece by Nathan Ota and RISK. Absolutely fabulous. A piece of inspiration for the day amidst the usual styling woes (css can be a right pain, let’s just put it that way).
Goodness it’s been a while since I last updated, hasn’t it? There’s been a lot of stuff going on, mostly in the form of web designing, games programming, events planning, short story/novel writing, job hunting and the lingering cloud of melancholia that usually slows things down.
I’m currently working on a couple of projects which include some concept art for a new steampunk webcomic set in an alternate late 1840’s and costume design for a comic opera set in 1910s Colonial Nigeria. In doing so have found some amazing fashion and design reference sites:
Diary of a Mantua Maker – one of my favourite blogs in general
Ukpuru – Images of Igbo before (another generally cool blog with some brilliant images)
Black Dot co-operative – some absolutely fabulous fabrics, modern twists on vintage fabric with a Gorey-esque feel