Digital Nomad

Digital Nomad

This month Make Art that Sells Bootcamp has come to an end. It has been a sweet 6 months and I will be joining for sure next year if the team decide to do it again. I think its such a great idea, as you can keep making new art surrounded by great artists in a relaxed way.

For this final assignment we were asked to do an editorial piece to complement this article - How To Succeed At Becoming A Digital Nomad

I found it very interesting to learn about this new trend among young professionals and during my research I was surprised to find that I was somewhat of a Digital Nomad myself. I took a different approach with the art mediums used and was really pleased with the clean and breathable aspect of this piece.

I thought it would be fun to do a re cap of the past 5 assignments for Bootcamp, so here it goes:

January - Design a Journal cover inspired by Edwardian Brooches. I took out my own collection, that my beloved grandmother left me and took inspiration from them.

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February - We were to paint a scene on real piece of wood. Unfortunately this was my moving month, so I didn't have as much time as I wished for this one. But I had to have a go, so I quickly doodled something and superimposed the image on a photograph. This was inspired by a quote I had pinned recently and I felt it was something I needed to hear, as I was just about to move from Portugal to Italy.

March - Time for a break as the intensive MATS course runs for 5 weeks.

April - This was the month we had to design a Poster for The Global Art Gathering in Brighton. I think this was the most fun of the assignments for me this year. It was one of those projects that keeps you awake and you just have to let it come out until its finished. There was no time for sleeping or eating until I felt it was finished. I also think I enjoyed it so much because I used collage as the main medium and so this was a big eye opener for me as an artist.

May - A Crustacean Mash up themed plates. A very playful and fun assignment too. This one got me back to making patterns, which I adore!

I would highly recommend Bootcamp for any artist, where ever they are in their career. Sometimes we just need a torch guiding you, and this is what I feel that Bootcamp does for me. It tells me where to go but I can chose my own path.

Kitchen Walls Wallpaper

Kitchen Walls Wallpaper

Print&Pattern

Print&Pattern