Pen, Paper and Prosecco at The Larwill Studio – Part Two

Juliet Sulejmani | December 07, 2016

On Saturday the 27th of November I hosted an illustration workshop in partnership with The Art Series Hotel Group. The workshop was held in The Larwill Studio Event space and we enjoyed some Prosecco from Brown Brothers, personalised cookies from Sweet Mickie and beautiful cheese and fruit platters from Smith and Singleton.

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It was an incredibly fun afternoon of creativity, creating and play and I enjoyed every minute of it, and everyone left feeling inspired and more motivated to experiment and create more in their daily lives.

In the workshop I focussed mainly on my personal experience with creating and illustrating and emphasised that it is our personal experiences, our own lives and also regular practice that ends up defining our personal style and approach to our illustration or art.

I encouraged the class to have a more free and relaxed approach to illustrating and to not be so focussed on recreating exact replicas of what they are drawing but to spend time connecting with an item, to notice and appreciate it’s beauty and all its characteristics. Then translating that into marks and gestures onto the page.

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What normally is a solitude practice for me, working daily mostly from my studio, was so much more magical, by being surrounding by other creative and like minded people, each creating their own works of art.

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The Larwill Studio also played a big part in the enjoyment of the workshop with the floor to ceiling windows overlooking the greenery of the parkland that surrounds the building and the inspiring space filled with artwork by David Larwill.

Thank you to everyone who helped make the workshop come to life and to all the beautiful people who attended and let me help inspire them to create more.

Jx

 

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Pen, Paper & Prosecco at The Larwill Studio

Juliet Sulejmani | November 16, 2016

Pen, Paper & Prosecco is a workshop I will be guiding at The Larwill Studio in Parkville.

You will enjoy an afternoon of discovering your inner creative with this beauty themed illustration workshop. The workshop will give you a glimpse into my creative process as well has showing you how to see objects through a different perspective.

You will also learn various illustration exercises and techniques with a focus on taking inspiration from the everyday.

The workshop includes:

  • Glass of Brown Brothers Prosecco on arrival
  • Post workshop catering from Smith + Singleton
  • A frame to hold your illustration
  • A token gift from me.

You will need to bring:

  • Pens/pencils/paints/markers – various mediums will be supplied: however bring along any specific mediums you would prefer to use
  • A range of beauty items will be supplied for your illustrations: however please bring along anything you would like to use to illustrate (objects/images etc)

When: Saturday 26th November, 2-4pm
Where: The Larwill Studio, Parkville

Buy your tickets HERE so you don’t miss out as tickets are limited!

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Easy Peasy Manicure

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Juliet Sulejmani | November, 25 2015

Giving yourself a super luxe manicure is not as hard as you might think. This is actually all you need:

  1. Tape. I use MT tape, it’s super easy to peel off once it’s done it’s job.
  2. Base coat, Top coat sometimes I forget to put on the base coat.
  3. Your choice of nail polish. In this video I used Chanel 555 Blue Boy.

This is my take on a French Manicure, it  takes me no more than 10 minutes to apply and looks super fab. I usually always paint them this way and just change the colour.

Let me know if you try it and how it goes!

Jx

10 Things To Learn

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Juliet Sulejmani | November, 22 20152015.11.22_learning

Hi.

Upon first opening Austin Kleon’s new book ‘The Steal Like an Artist Journal – A Notebook For Creative Kleptomaniacs’, I almost had an existential crisis.

The first prompt was ’10 Things I want to Learn’. I couldn’t think of anything, then I freaked out, closed the book and moved on. Until last night, when I decided to be brave and actually face my fears. I thought about it first, and then looked up these sites for some inspo:

And then came up with this list for now:

  1. How to live better
  2. A new language (French)
  3. How to Poach an Egg
  4. Juggling
  5. Ride a Skateboard
  6. Draw better
  7. Learn to Code
  8. CPR
  9. Learn Poetry
  10. To meditate on my own

What are 10 Things that you want to learn?

Jx

[ Credits: Words and Photography by me. ]

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I forgot to post this last night. Oops.

 

On Friday’s I have design class. We were looking at darts. We needed to find a picture of a garment with interesting darts and then re-create that on our mini mannequin.  This was the first one I did in tissue because I couldn’t find paper and then I did another with paper and you can see that one on my instagram.

 

It’s quite fun actually.

 

We’re looking at darts because my design brief states that my two dresses that I need to make must include dart manipulation.

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Hey, I’m back. I wasn’t planning on being back so quickly but I just couldn’t stay away.

I just took these photos. The first one is some illustrations I’ve been doing with watercolor and the DVD’s I’ve been obsessed with. “The Day Before – Loic Prigent”. They’re so good. It’s basically the 36 hours before a fashion show for particular designers. I think I’ve almost watched them all.

The second photo is some beautiful fabrics I bought at “The Fabric Store”.

And the third is the new Gorman a/w 13 look book. I like Gorman’s prints, they also have really comfortable shoes. My faves from the lookbook are the; Ellie malin + gorman collage landscape pant and the unique new york dress.

 

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