Monday, 30 April 2012


Print hand painted and skirt designed and created - Ruby Cowan

 Necklace and Printed Cape - Ruby Cowan

Having to decide my pathway by the end of the month I decided to look through some of my foundation work I did at Central Saint Martins to finalise whether print was right for me. I always thought I would do multi media when applying for a degree at Loughborough textiles design and innovation, however when I come to look at my work it is more print based than anything!
Here are two very different pieces I have done, one is hand painted and the other is digital design.
The second print is inspired by fossils and  had printed onto fabric! The other I used iron transfer onto satin material.
p.s Happy Birthday Karen :) xxx

Sunday, 29 April 2012


Some photographs of some stencils for some prints I am working on, I have been looking at facial expressions as a way of provoking engagement and reaction from the viewer. As peoples facial expressions change the way that you react towards them. 

I created them as part of a self promotional CD project, and plan to overlay them on a collage of some photos taken in 1993, which I went out and recaptured in 2012! 

Friday, 27 April 2012

Cut it out.

Detail of a new stencil I am working on!! Ive cut it out,,,,,,, and can't wait to print it!! : - D 

ALSO,,,,,,,,,,,,, I forgot to share my excitement about a future Shepard fairey show at Stolen Space,,,,, the date still hasn't bee released, but I am super excited!!!!

Stare at this and stroke your chin.

The text on the right reads 'If you stare at this and stroke your chin you may appear intelligent and cultured'. 

Love the Invader! Super Duper. 

these must be by David Bray? No. I didnt bother looking at the names,

I mentioned on my last post that a friend and I had a photo taking visit to brick lane, while we where there we visited the Stolen Space gallery, I love the work that is exhibited there, and how much support they provide up and coming artists with! There is a new exhibition there now, 'Hypnagogia' By ROA, I will definitely have to have another trip back to check it out!!! For sure I will be armed with my camera : - D

Here is an extract from the website: 
'Belgium artist ROA is renowned for his unique portrayal of large scale urban wildlife, disquietly cohabiting city streets, hand painted in his distinctive black and white style. ROA has become famous from painting animals on derelict buildings, shutters & walls literally all over the world. He has also exhibited to much acclaim all over the world and was also included in the MOCA exhibition 'Art In The Streets' in LA.

'Hypnagogia' will be a 2 space exhibition, featuring installation work & originals on found objects. As well as outdoor work across east London.
To coincide with this show opening will also be the launch of ROA's first artist book 'Roa: 'An Introduction To Animal Representation' by Mammal Press.

Etymolgically derived from the Greek words hypnos, "sleep" and agogos, "leading", the title of the show refers to the transitional state between sleeping and awake. This grey area exists within every consciousness and is said to act as a bridge to other realities. ROA explores the 'interstate' with his portrayals of sleeping animals, whilst quietly around us the world awakens from a long winter, and the creatures he depicts experience a period of seasonal transition.'

Thursday, 26 April 2012


these are some photographs of some knitting that I have made in relation to a current project that I am working on, exploring the use of colour, light and materials in architecture.
there is also currently some restoration work taking place in the stairs of my flats, I took these photos because I felt that the small details of the scaffolding was quite interesting for example the angles created by the poles and the blue paint. 
me and a friend went on a trip to take some photographs of the vintage shops in brick lane, I took these photographs because I find this little section of the road so interesting! I also love how every single time you walk past something has been changed or added, 

Wednesday, 25 April 2012


Images styled and designed for a French children's lifestyle magazine

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Windy City

Anish Kapoor's art installation in Millennium park , Chicago is so beautiful it allows the public to interact, enjoy and be refreshed when the weather is so sunny!

Pictures taken by myself, Chicago 2009

Fashion Show Fundraiser

Kathrine Nicolaisen and I are currently working on a collection together for this fashion show fundariser in aid of Barnardos on 2nd May! Here is a link to the facebook website,
Here are some sneak peaks into the creation of our collection!

Friday, 20 April 2012


Reminiscing Hawaii, How cute is this  Hawaiian family! 

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

The Mild Mild West...

These were taken of and around Bristol Police Station I think : - / I LOVED the knitted street light! Ihaven't seen any like this in London..... but we definately need some!!

A bad photo, sorry! But I just saw this outside some Cafe and had to take a quick snap! Awsome : - )
I also took a short walk around to see some Banksy pieces, following a tour in a book 'Banksy Locations' by Martin Bull that I picked up. This one called Window Lovers on Frogmore Street,
Rollermania Shutter (with Kato) on Park Row, the books dates it as around 1997/98!
Bristols Infamous public toilets. I was tempted to go through the bars and have a look, but my mum would have had 100 panic attacks or .......... my head would have got stuck. : - /
The location that was once the home of Banksys sniper, which has been painted over by a peice showing David Cameron and Boris Johnson rioting. lol : - D
The Mild Mild West.

A man sleeping on a totally awsome chair!!!! I saw the chair the night before, but I didn't have my camera, went back the next day and it had just been moved further down the grass.......  : - D