Week 190 – Maker Faire Challenges and Girl Geek Diaries

Each week we’ll endeavour to publish some details of the interesting things that members of DoES Liverpool have been up to over the past seven days. You can find out a bit more about them in our introductory post.

And remember, if you’re involved with DoES Liverpool at all, let us know what you get up to so we can include it here!

Things of Note

Coming Up in the Next Week

Monday 26 January, 6:30pm-9:00pm Maker Night
Wednesday 28 January, 7:00pm-9:00pm IoT Liverpool (skipping this month)

Week 189 – New Laser Tube and Ultamation Show Production Hardware

Each week we’ll endeavour to publish some details of the interesting things that members of DoES Liverpool have been up to over the past seven days. You can find out a bit more about them in our introductory post.

And remember, if you’re involved with DoES Liverpool at all, let us know what you get up to so we can include it here!

Things of Note

Coming Up in the Next Week

Monday 19 January, 6:00pm-9:00pm Sewing Club
Tuesday 20 January, 7:00pm-8:00pm Liverpool Drones Meetup
Wednesday 21 January, 6:30pm-8:00pm Friends of the Earth

Laser cut artwork produced here

Christine Toh has provided us with a lovely write-up of the laser cut, pop art inspired work that she’s been producing recently in DoES. This goes into exhibition at the Bluecoat Display Centre (almost across the road from us) from 23rd January to 7th March 2015.


Christine Toh

Christine2toh@yahoo.co.uk

christinetoh.wordpress.com

“Fleurs d’Amour” Collection / “Flowers of Love” Collection Medium: Acrylic or acrylic and wood, paper, laser cutting and digital printing.

I am a mixed media French artist living in Liverpool and have graduated from John Moores University in Fashion and Textile Design in 2008.

The development of my work is closely linked with the exploration of new processes and materials. The use of text and the use of colours have always been a strong inspiration and key elements of my work.

I learned last year how to use a laser cutter at DOES, a fantastic non-profit community organization supporting local entrepreneurs and makers in Liverpool. This had led to the development of a new set of work: the “Fleurs d’Amour” series or “Flowers of Love” series.

Those flower pendants have been designed from the word “amour“ (love) written in a circle as a message of eternity.

The flowers have been cut mainly in acrylic but birch wood has also been used and been combined with the acrylic to create the case. The word “amour” has been engraved in the center.

The red cord has been hand twisted and the piece is presented in a square kraft gift box.

Each piece is unique and individually made with attention to details.

A vibrant and dazzling colour palate has been chosen to inspire freshness, optimism, fun and the pendants will hopefully provide pleasure to wear.

Put together the “Fleurs d’Amour” will remind you of Andy Warhol’s iconic Flower Series designed in 1965.The reference to Andy Warhol emphasizes how pop art ideas are very much part of our everyday world today.

Week 188 – Back to Work, Back to Laser-cutting

Each week we’ll endeavour to publish some details of the interesting things that members of DoES Liverpool have been up to over the past seven days. You can find out a bit more about them in our introductory post.

And remember, if you’re involved with DoES Liverpool at all, let us know what you get up to so we can include it here!

Things of Note

Coming Up in the Next Week

Monday 12 January, 7:00pm-9:30pm Liverpool Bitcoin Meetup
Tuesday 13 January, 7:00pm-9:00pm JavaScript User Group
Wednesday 14 January, 6:00pm-9:00pm Maker Night
Saturday 17 January, 10:00am-3:00pm Introduction to Laser Cutting

Week 187 – Happy New Year

Each week we’ll endeavour to publish some details of the interesting things that members of DoES Liverpool have been up to over the past seven days. You can find out a bit more about them in our introductory post.

And remember, if you’re involved with DoES Liverpool at all, let us know what you get up to so we can include it here!

Things of Note

Everyone was busy enjoying the break to be weeknoting.

Coming Up in the Next Week

Monday 05 January, 6:00pm-9:00pm Sewing Club
Thursday 08 January, 7:00pm-9:00pm Startup Thursday: Liverpool Startup Club
Saturday 10 January, 10:00am-5:00pm Maker Day