In the run-up to the Consortium’s Etsy Made Local Christmas market on 05 and 06 December at aspex, Gunwharf Quays, some of those who’ll sell at this will share a little about themselves and their businesses here on the Consortium’s website. In this post, find out a little about Eye Candy by Kendal James‘ pixel art and crochet pieces.
Kendal James is a Bristol-born artist currently living happily-ever-after by the sea in Southsea, who is fascinated by stories, pictures and colour, so she always looks for those things in her life. However, nothing excites her creative mind quite like the quirky graphics in an old 90s computer or console game.
Kendal especially loves looking for new ways to interpret her favourite things. She usually makes pixel art from computer games with child-friendly Hama beads, crochets animals from cute stories and cartoons using beautiful cotton or alpaca blend yarns, and makes up her own dresses in her favourite colours to brighten up every day.
Recently, Kendal has been exploring new routes with her pixel art, particularly architecture, as this is something that’s always been a great passion of hers. She was fortunate enough to study some architecture and interior design at University of Portsmouth but, otherwise, her knowledge is just about the historical and the aesthetic stories within buildings. As a member of Art Space Portsmouth, Kendal was able to explore the world of pixel art and architecture together in a recent exhibition there called Unknown Destination, that will be available to view at the King Street Tavern pub throughout December 2015.
Kendal runs a local creative event called Doodle Club and is a member of Southsea Greenhouse, where she organises events and craftspeople. Kendal believes that creativity is a great tool for building solid communities, and always looks forward to moments when people come together to celebrate what they’re good – and so thinks that the thinks the Consortium’s Etsy Made Local event is just the sort of event Portsmouth should celebrate. Kendal believes that when so many varieties of design and craft come together, they all piece together beautifully… Just a like grandmother’s handmade patchwork quilt.
Eye Candy by Kendal James pixel creations are currently on sale at three Southsea locations: Made with Hartt, on Elm Grove, Shop/Hillfield Trading on Castle Road, and Game Over, on High Street, Old Portsmouth. Kendal is also always on call for large commissions in either pixels or as crochet, and runs workshops frequently at a variety of locations around Portsmouth.
Visit Eye Candy by Kendal James on Etsy to find out more: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/kendaljames
Eye Candy by Kendal James will sell at Etsy Made Local on Sunday 06 December 2015.
The content for this post was provided by Eye Candy by Kendal James and edited by The Portsmouth and Southsea Consortium.