Saturday, March 31, 2012

amazing weather!

This week there has been amazing weather in Scotland!! It has been sunny and warm and made for some great days out! Here are some photos I've taken this week =)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

photoshop is amazing!!

I should be working on a report, but instead I am procrastinating... as usual. Anyway, so I found a new tool on Photoshop that allows you to make a picture look like an impressionist painting! Really cool!!

It took this photo collage I made from pictures I took in Merida, Spain:
And made it look like this:

Pretty cool, right??!! Ok, I should get back to report writing...

But before I do, Jamie Allan Brown got us this amazing cake to celebrate opening our exhibition!! =) Amazing!!!
I thanked him by eating a piece of cake with his face on it! lol =)

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Openings photo booklet

Hi! I'm testing out this website to see how it works and thought I would use the pictures from the 3 exhibition openings put on by the groups in my course! =) Hope this works!!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Exhibition opening!

I haven't updated this thing properly in quite some time, and so I think an update on my group exhibition opening is a good post to make!!

Aside from a few minor hiccups, everything went really smoothly and I am so proud of the work we did. Since most of my family and friends back home (and in Spain!) won't be able to see the exhibition I will give you a look here on my blog. (Isn't technology wonderful?)
Intro panel
 Exhibition entrance
 Pierhead painting and education table
 Boat in a bottle, gansey and pierhead painting
 Rope work
 Trinkets, baskets and mats
 Interactive rag rug making area! (Good thinking on this Louise, very popular!)
 In the home case (kist, socks, cross stitch, fisher folk dress, doll, cradle and rag rug)
Model boats, dolls and a basket
 The bench Fraser built us! There were sea shanties you could listen to from the headphones attached to the bench. Also have a basket disco ball hanging above! haha =) (i believe the basket was actually to let people know your nets were cast out.)
And finally a label for a polished whale's tooth I cut out. I was particularly proud of this label because it actually came out straight! lol =) I realize it is sideways, but I don't know how to fix it.

Well, I hope you enjoyed the virtual exhibition I put together. I think I'm too tired to actually go into the info about the crafts and how they tie into fisher family life. Hope you enjoy the pictures!!

Also, check out the poster I designed!

Sunday, March 4, 2012


It's been about a month since my last update for what I've been thankful, so I thought I would fix that! =)

Feb 7- I'm thankful for getting to see Danny Bhoy and eat yummy tapas in Edinburgh!

Feb 12- I'm thankful I got to Skype with Meggie! =)

Feb 17- I'm thankful the publication is almost done and for curry take-away!

Feb 18- I'm thankful I got to spend the day with Jamie and had a day away from the computer!

Feb 25- I'm thankful I got to chat with Holly and Skype Lesmi!!

Feb 26- I'm thankful we won the pub quiz! Woo!!! =)

Feb 27- I'm thankful Amber makes the best burgers ever!! (And hope I will get to eat one again soon! haha!)

March 1- I'm thankful we have the publication off the the printers and that we got to eat some incredible chocolate at the Cocoa Tree! And that I got to spend a nice night out with other MGSers to celebrate Amber's birthday!

Hope everyone has had a great weekend! I'll keep you posted about the exhibition. We will begin instillation soon!