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Hannah had a wonderful times on her exchange in Japan.

She’d been so looking forward to the visit and had she not left the UK before lockdown it may not have been able to happen so easily.

However once their restrictions were imposed in the host country Hannah abided by the law and enjoyed her immediate surroundings

This didn’t stop her, once restrictions were eased, enjoying the culture, food and hospitality shown to her by her host nation.

Hannah has returned full of enthusiasm for the country and the kindness shown to her whilst there.

A small exhibition of work produced there is on show in Bath( details in the poster)

Ta Da!

These Times – How We Maintained Focus 2020

Hand in and they made it.Yay!

What an end to a three year degree, who would have imagined it?

This graduating cohort have risen to the occasion and worked their socks off

Here we see Asha wearing one of her designs with great style.

The show will be on line so please call back to see their amazing output.

WELL DONE 2020. You have made it a year to remember for all the right reasons

The Tyger

These Times – How We Maintained Focus 2020
Alice says……
I have always had a love for tigers
My dad always used to read me ‘The Tiger that came to tea’ when i was tiny. I fell in love with the story and illustrations, and thought maybe one day a tiger would visit me for tea!
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My project- ‘The Tyger’ features inspiration from the William Blake poem called ‘The Tyger’ as well as Kew Gardens & London Zoo.
 I enjoy reading the Poem ,’Tyger’ by Blake, in particular, due to the narrative it leads throughout and its constant rhyming couplets.
Inspired by my love for storytelling, animals and nature, I decided to develop this idea by creating a children’s wear collection based on Tigers, Giraffes, Hippos and Monkeys which may also be used for a visual merchandising display.
Creating characters is something new to me and I have been loving it! it is so exciting seeing these animals come to life in my prints and large scale paintings. I love working with texture/block colour and seeing the two compliment each other!
I think it is important with what is happening in the world right now, to stay positive & remember that animals belong in this world just as much as we do.
Follow my instagram: @alicetheprinter for more updates!
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The Garden at 2000 feet

These Times and How We Maintained Focus 
Sophia Bevan
Let’s dip into Sophia’s passion
‘The Garden at 2000ft’ features inspiration from The Eden Project as well as Marrakech, Morocco.
It has always been a dream of mine to visit Marrakech and soak up all the bohemian vibes and bright coloured tapestry.
However, since joining the TDFI course I have grown to distinguish that that ideology was not in my realm anymore.
Instead, upon arrival, Marrakech was much more than what you see on Pinterest.
The colours, composition and textures within the souks, mountains and general streets appealed to me most.
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It is no surprise to anyone that I am inspired by nature.

It is what gets my creative juices flowing the most. It is the air we breathe and what makes me feel the most connected to the world we live in.
I have focussed on the plants and flowers that catch my eye within The Eden Project, Cornwall.
My first time visiting was in Summer 2019 and I was completely blown away.
A place purely based on regeneration is an amazing concept with biomes and contemporary gardens.
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I was mostly drawn to the colour, shape, detail and uniqueness of the array.
Summer was the peak of blooms and I love to capture this with my love for photography which was passed down from my late Grandfather/professional photographer.

Capturing a still moment before they are gone is something that fascinates me entirely.

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My process always starts with drawing and painting then gets transformed into beautiful digital prints open for interiors and fashion.

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