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Elesym II and III.
These are the next set of elephant skull symbols that I have created.
I will write about them at some point, I just feel as though they are not finished yet. I’ll move on to other work and come back to them if I remember. I had originally decided they were finished, but there’s something about the triangle pattern not matching on both of the paintings that I’m not so keen on anymore.
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Elesym II and III.
These are the next set of elephant skull symbols that I have created.
I will write about them at some point, I just feel as though they are not finished yet. I’ll move on to other work and come back to them if I remember. I had originally decided they were finished, but there’s something about the triangle pattern not matching on both of the paintings that I’m not so keen on anymore.
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Elesym II and III.
These are the next set of elephant skull symbols that I have created.
I will write about them at some point, I just feel as though they are not finished yet. I’ll move on to other work and come back to them if I remember. I had originally decided they were finished, but there’s something about the triangle pattern not matching on both of the paintings that I’m not so keen on anymore.
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Elesym II and III.
These are the next set of elephant skull symbols that I have created.
I will write about them at some point, I just feel as though they are not finished yet. I’ll move on to other work and come back to them if I remember. I had originally decided they were finished, but there’s something about the triangle pattern not matching on both of the paintings that I’m not so keen on anymore.
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Elesym II and III.
These are the next set of elephant skull symbols that I have created.
I will write about them at some point, I just feel as though they are not finished yet. I’ll move on to other work and come back to them if I remember. I had originally decided they were finished, but there’s something about the triangle pattern not matching on both of the paintings that I’m not so keen on anymore.
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Elesym II and III.
These are the next set of elephant skull symbols that I have created.
I will write about them at some point, I just feel as though they are not finished yet. I’ll move on to other work and come back to them if I remember. I had originally decided they were finished, but there’s something about the triangle pattern not matching on both of the paintings that I’m not so keen on anymore.
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Elesym II and III.
These are the next set of elephant skull symbols that I have created.
I will write about them at some point, I just feel as though they are not finished yet. I’ll move on to other work and come back to them if I remember. I had originally decided they were finished, but there’s something about the triangle pattern not matching on both of the paintings that I’m not so keen on anymore.
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Elesym II and III.

These are the next set of elephant skull symbols that I have created.

I will write about them at some point, I just feel as though they are not finished yet. I’ll move on to other work and come back to them if I remember. I had originally decided they were finished, but there’s something about the triangle pattern not matching on both of the paintings that I’m not so keen on anymore.

Group Crit. And Oil Paint Workshop.
These helped me kind of understand why I paint!

Last week I had my group crit with a few other fellow students and it went ok. I wasn’t particularly looking forward to it and to start off the day I stupidly sat at my desk in my space. Doesn’t sound so bad, does it? Well, it meant I had to go first, in hindsight it was good to get it out of the way, it meant I only had to listen to other people for the rest of the day and occasionally ask a question.

During my session, in between being asked questions I didn’t understand and trying to avoid answering them, I was given several ideas about where I could take my work and other ways to present it. There were suggestions from sculpture all the way to a large scale projection. There was even the mention of glitter from the tutor! Now, I will warn you, I am not to be held responsible if anything happens with this medium. I’ve been looking to buy some, I get so excited just thinking about using it, but I need to wait until my money situation is a bit better.

The tutor kept pushing the idea of screen printing and some sort of digitally created symbol based on my work. Sigh. As soon as she mentioned them, I knew that that’s not what I want to do with my work, I just couldn’t put my finger on the reason why…

Still being obsessed with the thoughts of glitter the next day came about and I found myself in an oil painting workshop. Admittedly, that would never have happened if Michael hadn’t have come and got me, because I had completely forgot about it. I found listening to Michael talk about the way he works really interesting. The way he talks about everything makes it sound better than it really is. He also has a habit of wandering off to random stories and you can’t help but laugh.We ended up going through why he wears a hat, violet flowers in woods, bees and red trousers… I know, right? I can’t really remember why to some of it, but it possibly made sense at the time. The stages he goes through and little tips he had were good, I just wish I could see some more of his work and what his studio is like. He’s a very difficult man to find anything about on the internet! There are a couple of videos of him by students but that’s about it… Hmmm, I may have to bug him to see some work somehow.

Anyway, watching Michaels process and listening to him talk about other painters, made me realise why I paint and I don’t really attempt much else. It is because I like the hands on-ness about it. Adding splodges of paint, layers and layers, colours, shapes… The process from an idea to a finished piece, makes it all so enjoyable. That is why.

I hope all this makes sense, I haven’t read throught it haha!

This piece is the first of many to come (hopefully)… It is called ‘Elesym I’ and will become part of a series, well that is my plan.
In my tutorial we started talking about why I always worked in an rectangular shape and I could not answer. I had no idea. She mentioned maybe try working in a circle and I can’t believe I have never thought of it before, it’s really great! I quite enjoyed drawing the circle, so that was a great start. You may wondered how I managed to get a near enough circle and I shall tell you. I found the rough middle of the calico piece and marked it. I then got my ball of string, tied the end on to a pencil and held the other end against the centre at a length I thought would make a good size circle. Making sure the string stayed taut I drew the shape. Not bad for a first attempt I reckon. Then it was time to prime!
We also talked about the possibilty of the elephant skull being a symbol of some sort, which I also liked the idea of. That is where the name came from ‘Ele(phantskull)sym(bol)’, it’s shorter and sounds better, I think anyway.
For some reason I decided that I wanted the image to be ‘symmetrical’, obviously it’s not going to be perfect because it’s made by my hand. I did my best with tracing paper and a pencil and the whole folding over so they’re the same thing… I know what I mean. From there I started to fill it in with colour, I used magenta because I wanted it to stand out and it’s not a colour I would instantly go for (a bit too ‘girly’ haha). It was suggested flat block colour might be good, but I’m not good at that and it’ll take time to learn. Right now I just want to make which they can’t exactly moan about. Instead I went for the dabby look, dabbing the oil paint on has created a ‘velvety-look’ about it. The texture doesn’t look the best, but it makes you want to come closer to look at it, which can only be good, right?
I thought about using other colours to use with the pink, I chose to get with what I already knew worked from previous pieces and went with cobalt blue and cadmium yellow. And then that is it, the piece was finished. I’m glad to be making work again and have moved on from the terrible rut that was last semester. I have ideas now which is AWESOME!
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This piece is the first of many to come (hopefully)… It is called ‘Elesym I’ and will become part of a series, well that is my plan.
In my tutorial we started talking about why I always worked in an rectangular shape and I could not answer. I had no idea. She mentioned maybe try working in a circle and I can’t believe I have never thought of it before, it’s really great! I quite enjoyed drawing the circle, so that was a great start. You may wondered how I managed to get a near enough circle and I shall tell you. I found the rough middle of the calico piece and marked it. I then got my ball of string, tied the end on to a pencil and held the other end against the centre at a length I thought would make a good size circle. Making sure the string stayed taut I drew the shape. Not bad for a first attempt I reckon. Then it was time to prime!
We also talked about the possibilty of the elephant skull being a symbol of some sort, which I also liked the idea of. That is where the name came from ‘Ele(phantskull)sym(bol)’, it’s shorter and sounds better, I think anyway.
For some reason I decided that I wanted the image to be ‘symmetrical’, obviously it’s not going to be perfect because it’s made by my hand. I did my best with tracing paper and a pencil and the whole folding over so they’re the same thing… I know what I mean. From there I started to fill it in with colour, I used magenta because I wanted it to stand out and it’s not a colour I would instantly go for (a bit too ‘girly’ haha). It was suggested flat block colour might be good, but I’m not good at that and it’ll take time to learn. Right now I just want to make which they can’t exactly moan about. Instead I went for the dabby look, dabbing the oil paint on has created a ‘velvety-look’ about it. The texture doesn’t look the best, but it makes you want to come closer to look at it, which can only be good, right?
I thought about using other colours to use with the pink, I chose to get with what I already knew worked from previous pieces and went with cobalt blue and cadmium yellow. And then that is it, the piece was finished. I’m glad to be making work again and have moved on from the terrible rut that was last semester. I have ideas now which is AWESOME!
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This piece is the first of many to come (hopefully)… It is called ‘Elesym I’ and will become part of a series, well that is my plan.
In my tutorial we started talking about why I always worked in an rectangular shape and I could not answer. I had no idea. She mentioned maybe try working in a circle and I can’t believe I have never thought of it before, it’s really great! I quite enjoyed drawing the circle, so that was a great start. You may wondered how I managed to get a near enough circle and I shall tell you. I found the rough middle of the calico piece and marked it. I then got my ball of string, tied the end on to a pencil and held the other end against the centre at a length I thought would make a good size circle. Making sure the string stayed taut I drew the shape. Not bad for a first attempt I reckon. Then it was time to prime!
We also talked about the possibilty of the elephant skull being a symbol of some sort, which I also liked the idea of. That is where the name came from ‘Ele(phantskull)sym(bol)’, it’s shorter and sounds better, I think anyway.
For some reason I decided that I wanted the image to be ‘symmetrical’, obviously it’s not going to be perfect because it’s made by my hand. I did my best with tracing paper and a pencil and the whole folding over so they’re the same thing… I know what I mean. From there I started to fill it in with colour, I used magenta because I wanted it to stand out and it’s not a colour I would instantly go for (a bit too ‘girly’ haha). It was suggested flat block colour might be good, but I’m not good at that and it’ll take time to learn. Right now I just want to make which they can’t exactly moan about. Instead I went for the dabby look, dabbing the oil paint on has created a ‘velvety-look’ about it. The texture doesn’t look the best, but it makes you want to come closer to look at it, which can only be good, right?
I thought about using other colours to use with the pink, I chose to get with what I already knew worked from previous pieces and went with cobalt blue and cadmium yellow. And then that is it, the piece was finished. I’m glad to be making work again and have moved on from the terrible rut that was last semester. I have ideas now which is AWESOME!
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This piece is the first of many to come (hopefully)… It is called ‘Elesym I’ and will become part of a series, well that is my plan.
In my tutorial we started talking about why I always worked in an rectangular shape and I could not answer. I had no idea. She mentioned maybe try working in a circle and I can’t believe I have never thought of it before, it’s really great! I quite enjoyed drawing the circle, so that was a great start. You may wondered how I managed to get a near enough circle and I shall tell you. I found the rough middle of the calico piece and marked it. I then got my ball of string, tied the end on to a pencil and held the other end against the centre at a length I thought would make a good size circle. Making sure the string stayed taut I drew the shape. Not bad for a first attempt I reckon. Then it was time to prime!
We also talked about the possibilty of the elephant skull being a symbol of some sort, which I also liked the idea of. That is where the name came from ‘Ele(phantskull)sym(bol)’, it’s shorter and sounds better, I think anyway.
For some reason I decided that I wanted the image to be ‘symmetrical’, obviously it’s not going to be perfect because it’s made by my hand. I did my best with tracing paper and a pencil and the whole folding over so they’re the same thing… I know what I mean. From there I started to fill it in with colour, I used magenta because I wanted it to stand out and it’s not a colour I would instantly go for (a bit too ‘girly’ haha). It was suggested flat block colour might be good, but I’m not good at that and it’ll take time to learn. Right now I just want to make which they can’t exactly moan about. Instead I went for the dabby look, dabbing the oil paint on has created a ‘velvety-look’ about it. The texture doesn’t look the best, but it makes you want to come closer to look at it, which can only be good, right?
I thought about using other colours to use with the pink, I chose to get with what I already knew worked from previous pieces and went with cobalt blue and cadmium yellow. And then that is it, the piece was finished. I’m glad to be making work again and have moved on from the terrible rut that was last semester. I have ideas now which is AWESOME!
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This piece is the first of many to come (hopefully)… It is called ‘Elesym I’ and will become part of a series, well that is my plan.
In my tutorial we started talking about why I always worked in an rectangular shape and I could not answer. I had no idea. She mentioned maybe try working in a circle and I can’t believe I have never thought of it before, it’s really great! I quite enjoyed drawing the circle, so that was a great start. You may wondered how I managed to get a near enough circle and I shall tell you. I found the rough middle of the calico piece and marked it. I then got my ball of string, tied the end on to a pencil and held the other end against the centre at a length I thought would make a good size circle. Making sure the string stayed taut I drew the shape. Not bad for a first attempt I reckon. Then it was time to prime!
We also talked about the possibilty of the elephant skull being a symbol of some sort, which I also liked the idea of. That is where the name came from ‘Ele(phantskull)sym(bol)’, it’s shorter and sounds better, I think anyway.
For some reason I decided that I wanted the image to be ‘symmetrical’, obviously it’s not going to be perfect because it’s made by my hand. I did my best with tracing paper and a pencil and the whole folding over so they’re the same thing… I know what I mean. From there I started to fill it in with colour, I used magenta because I wanted it to stand out and it’s not a colour I would instantly go for (a bit too ‘girly’ haha). It was suggested flat block colour might be good, but I’m not good at that and it’ll take time to learn. Right now I just want to make which they can’t exactly moan about. Instead I went for the dabby look, dabbing the oil paint on has created a ‘velvety-look’ about it. The texture doesn’t look the best, but it makes you want to come closer to look at it, which can only be good, right?
I thought about using other colours to use with the pink, I chose to get with what I already knew worked from previous pieces and went with cobalt blue and cadmium yellow. And then that is it, the piece was finished. I’m glad to be making work again and have moved on from the terrible rut that was last semester. I have ideas now which is AWESOME!
Zoom Info
This piece is the first of many to come (hopefully)… It is called ‘Elesym I’ and will become part of a series, well that is my plan.
In my tutorial we started talking about why I always worked in an rectangular shape and I could not answer. I had no idea. She mentioned maybe try working in a circle and I can’t believe I have never thought of it before, it’s really great! I quite enjoyed drawing the circle, so that was a great start. You may wondered how I managed to get a near enough circle and I shall tell you. I found the rough middle of the calico piece and marked it. I then got my ball of string, tied the end on to a pencil and held the other end against the centre at a length I thought would make a good size circle. Making sure the string stayed taut I drew the shape. Not bad for a first attempt I reckon. Then it was time to prime!
We also talked about the possibilty of the elephant skull being a symbol of some sort, which I also liked the idea of. That is where the name came from ‘Ele(phantskull)sym(bol)’, it’s shorter and sounds better, I think anyway.
For some reason I decided that I wanted the image to be ‘symmetrical’, obviously it’s not going to be perfect because it’s made by my hand. I did my best with tracing paper and a pencil and the whole folding over so they’re the same thing… I know what I mean. From there I started to fill it in with colour, I used magenta because I wanted it to stand out and it’s not a colour I would instantly go for (a bit too ‘girly’ haha). It was suggested flat block colour might be good, but I’m not good at that and it’ll take time to learn. Right now I just want to make which they can’t exactly moan about. Instead I went for the dabby look, dabbing the oil paint on has created a ‘velvety-look’ about it. The texture doesn’t look the best, but it makes you want to come closer to look at it, which can only be good, right?
I thought about using other colours to use with the pink, I chose to get with what I already knew worked from previous pieces and went with cobalt blue and cadmium yellow. And then that is it, the piece was finished. I’m glad to be making work again and have moved on from the terrible rut that was last semester. I have ideas now which is AWESOME!
Zoom Info
This piece is the first of many to come (hopefully)… It is called ‘Elesym I’ and will become part of a series, well that is my plan.
In my tutorial we started talking about why I always worked in an rectangular shape and I could not answer. I had no idea. She mentioned maybe try working in a circle and I can’t believe I have never thought of it before, it’s really great! I quite enjoyed drawing the circle, so that was a great start. You may wondered how I managed to get a near enough circle and I shall tell you. I found the rough middle of the calico piece and marked it. I then got my ball of string, tied the end on to a pencil and held the other end against the centre at a length I thought would make a good size circle. Making sure the string stayed taut I drew the shape. Not bad for a first attempt I reckon. Then it was time to prime!
We also talked about the possibilty of the elephant skull being a symbol of some sort, which I also liked the idea of. That is where the name came from ‘Ele(phantskull)sym(bol)’, it’s shorter and sounds better, I think anyway.
For some reason I decided that I wanted the image to be ‘symmetrical’, obviously it’s not going to be perfect because it’s made by my hand. I did my best with tracing paper and a pencil and the whole folding over so they’re the same thing… I know what I mean. From there I started to fill it in with colour, I used magenta because I wanted it to stand out and it’s not a colour I would instantly go for (a bit too ‘girly’ haha). It was suggested flat block colour might be good, but I’m not good at that and it’ll take time to learn. Right now I just want to make which they can’t exactly moan about. Instead I went for the dabby look, dabbing the oil paint on has created a ‘velvety-look’ about it. The texture doesn’t look the best, but it makes you want to come closer to look at it, which can only be good, right?
I thought about using other colours to use with the pink, I chose to get with what I already knew worked from previous pieces and went with cobalt blue and cadmium yellow. And then that is it, the piece was finished. I’m glad to be making work again and have moved on from the terrible rut that was last semester. I have ideas now which is AWESOME!
Zoom Info
This piece is the first of many to come (hopefully)… It is called ‘Elesym I’ and will become part of a series, well that is my plan.
In my tutorial we started talking about why I always worked in an rectangular shape and I could not answer. I had no idea. She mentioned maybe try working in a circle and I can’t believe I have never thought of it before, it’s really great! I quite enjoyed drawing the circle, so that was a great start. You may wondered how I managed to get a near enough circle and I shall tell you. I found the rough middle of the calico piece and marked it. I then got my ball of string, tied the end on to a pencil and held the other end against the centre at a length I thought would make a good size circle. Making sure the string stayed taut I drew the shape. Not bad for a first attempt I reckon. Then it was time to prime!
We also talked about the possibilty of the elephant skull being a symbol of some sort, which I also liked the idea of. That is where the name came from ‘Ele(phantskull)sym(bol)’, it’s shorter and sounds better, I think anyway.
For some reason I decided that I wanted the image to be ‘symmetrical’, obviously it’s not going to be perfect because it’s made by my hand. I did my best with tracing paper and a pencil and the whole folding over so they’re the same thing… I know what I mean. From there I started to fill it in with colour, I used magenta because I wanted it to stand out and it’s not a colour I would instantly go for (a bit too ‘girly’ haha). It was suggested flat block colour might be good, but I’m not good at that and it’ll take time to learn. Right now I just want to make which they can’t exactly moan about. Instead I went for the dabby look, dabbing the oil paint on has created a ‘velvety-look’ about it. The texture doesn’t look the best, but it makes you want to come closer to look at it, which can only be good, right?
I thought about using other colours to use with the pink, I chose to get with what I already knew worked from previous pieces and went with cobalt blue and cadmium yellow. And then that is it, the piece was finished. I’m glad to be making work again and have moved on from the terrible rut that was last semester. I have ideas now which is AWESOME!
Zoom Info
This piece is the first of many to come (hopefully)… It is called ‘Elesym I’ and will become part of a series, well that is my plan.
In my tutorial we started talking about why I always worked in an rectangular shape and I could not answer. I had no idea. She mentioned maybe try working in a circle and I can’t believe I have never thought of it before, it’s really great! I quite enjoyed drawing the circle, so that was a great start. You may wondered how I managed to get a near enough circle and I shall tell you. I found the rough middle of the calico piece and marked it. I then got my ball of string, tied the end on to a pencil and held the other end against the centre at a length I thought would make a good size circle. Making sure the string stayed taut I drew the shape. Not bad for a first attempt I reckon. Then it was time to prime!
We also talked about the possibilty of the elephant skull being a symbol of some sort, which I also liked the idea of. That is where the name came from ‘Ele(phantskull)sym(bol)’, it’s shorter and sounds better, I think anyway.
For some reason I decided that I wanted the image to be ‘symmetrical’, obviously it’s not going to be perfect because it’s made by my hand. I did my best with tracing paper and a pencil and the whole folding over so they’re the same thing… I know what I mean. From there I started to fill it in with colour, I used magenta because I wanted it to stand out and it’s not a colour I would instantly go for (a bit too ‘girly’ haha). It was suggested flat block colour might be good, but I’m not good at that and it’ll take time to learn. Right now I just want to make which they can’t exactly moan about. Instead I went for the dabby look, dabbing the oil paint on has created a ‘velvety-look’ about it. The texture doesn’t look the best, but it makes you want to come closer to look at it, which can only be good, right?
I thought about using other colours to use with the pink, I chose to get with what I already knew worked from previous pieces and went with cobalt blue and cadmium yellow. And then that is it, the piece was finished. I’m glad to be making work again and have moved on from the terrible rut that was last semester. I have ideas now which is AWESOME!
Zoom Info
This piece is the first of many to come (hopefully)… It is called ‘Elesym I’ and will become part of a series, well that is my plan.
In my tutorial we started talking about why I always worked in an rectangular shape and I could not answer. I had no idea. She mentioned maybe try working in a circle and I can’t believe I have never thought of it before, it’s really great! I quite enjoyed drawing the circle, so that was a great start. You may wondered how I managed to get a near enough circle and I shall tell you. I found the rough middle of the calico piece and marked it. I then got my ball of string, tied the end on to a pencil and held the other end against the centre at a length I thought would make a good size circle. Making sure the string stayed taut I drew the shape. Not bad for a first attempt I reckon. Then it was time to prime!
We also talked about the possibilty of the elephant skull being a symbol of some sort, which I also liked the idea of. That is where the name came from ‘Ele(phantskull)sym(bol)’, it’s shorter and sounds better, I think anyway.
For some reason I decided that I wanted the image to be ‘symmetrical’, obviously it’s not going to be perfect because it’s made by my hand. I did my best with tracing paper and a pencil and the whole folding over so they’re the same thing… I know what I mean. From there I started to fill it in with colour, I used magenta because I wanted it to stand out and it’s not a colour I would instantly go for (a bit too ‘girly’ haha). It was suggested flat block colour might be good, but I’m not good at that and it’ll take time to learn. Right now I just want to make which they can’t exactly moan about. Instead I went for the dabby look, dabbing the oil paint on has created a ‘velvety-look’ about it. The texture doesn’t look the best, but it makes you want to come closer to look at it, which can only be good, right?
I thought about using other colours to use with the pink, I chose to get with what I already knew worked from previous pieces and went with cobalt blue and cadmium yellow. And then that is it, the piece was finished. I’m glad to be making work again and have moved on from the terrible rut that was last semester. I have ideas now which is AWESOME!
Zoom Info

This piece is the first of many to come (hopefully)… It is called ‘Elesym I’ and will become part of a series, well that is my plan.

In my tutorial we started talking about why I always worked in an rectangular shape and I could not answer. I had no idea. She mentioned maybe try working in a circle and I can’t believe I have never thought of it before, it’s really great! I quite enjoyed drawing the circle, so that was a great start. You may wondered how I managed to get a near enough circle and I shall tell you. I found the rough middle of the calico piece and marked it. I then got my ball of string, tied the end on to a pencil and held the other end against the centre at a length I thought would make a good size circle. Making sure the string stayed taut I drew the shape. Not bad for a first attempt I reckon. Then it was time to prime!

We also talked about the possibilty of the elephant skull being a symbol of some sort, which I also liked the idea of. That is where the name came from ‘Ele(phantskull)sym(bol)’, it’s shorter and sounds better, I think anyway.

For some reason I decided that I wanted the image to be ‘symmetrical’, obviously it’s not going to be perfect because it’s made by my hand. I did my best with tracing paper and a pencil and the whole folding over so they’re the same thing… I know what I mean. From there I started to fill it in with colour, I used magenta because I wanted it to stand out and it’s not a colour I would instantly go for (a bit too ‘girly’ haha). It was suggested flat block colour might be good, but I’m not good at that and it’ll take time to learn. Right now I just want to make which they can’t exactly moan about. Instead I went for the dabby look, dabbing the oil paint on has created a ‘velvety-look’ about it. The texture doesn’t look the best, but it makes you want to come closer to look at it, which can only be good, right?

I thought about using other colours to use with the pink, I chose to get with what I already knew worked from previous pieces and went with cobalt blue and cadmium yellow. And then that is it, the piece was finished. I’m glad to be making work again and have moved on from the terrible rut that was last semester. I have ideas now which is AWESOME!

These two pieces were my starting points for getting back to my beloved elephant skull.
I had a tutorial a couple of weeks ago and I thought it would be best to have some work started, so the tutor and me had something to talk about. I started from what I had decided in my ‘Scraped A Pass' post and it worked… Well, when I say worked, I mean she didn't tell me to stop with the elephant skull. She kept telling it was just a starting point, but I know I won't budge from using it.
This skull has become an obession of mine and I’ve realised that that is how a lot of my art works happen, I remember being in first year and working from objects I had found. I would recreate it again and again, until I got to a final point.
With the work above, I just went for it. I didn’t look at any reference photographs and this is what happened. I started with the backgrounds this time and I let that affect what colours I used on the image of the object. I then used three colours which I thought worked well together and put washes on until the shape was filled. I worked on them simultaneously which I never usually do. You can see that was more carefree with these and left the paint drips. These bits of canvas had been painted on before which is why you can still see patches of it underneath through the process. This is what lead me to paint over the background so I could then try to redo them in a flat colour. I did try this but it didn’t work.I attempted to paint the one with the yellow background again, but within minutes I knew it wasn’t going to work and I shall be covering it in white again.
For now they are finished and I doubt I shall go back to them as I have moved on. I will fill you in on this in the next post.
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These two pieces were my starting points for getting back to my beloved elephant skull.
I had a tutorial a couple of weeks ago and I thought it would be best to have some work started, so the tutor and me had something to talk about. I started from what I had decided in my ‘Scraped A Pass' post and it worked… Well, when I say worked, I mean she didn't tell me to stop with the elephant skull. She kept telling it was just a starting point, but I know I won't budge from using it.
This skull has become an obession of mine and I’ve realised that that is how a lot of my art works happen, I remember being in first year and working from objects I had found. I would recreate it again and again, until I got to a final point.
With the work above, I just went for it. I didn’t look at any reference photographs and this is what happened. I started with the backgrounds this time and I let that affect what colours I used on the image of the object. I then used three colours which I thought worked well together and put washes on until the shape was filled. I worked on them simultaneously which I never usually do. You can see that was more carefree with these and left the paint drips. These bits of canvas had been painted on before which is why you can still see patches of it underneath through the process. This is what lead me to paint over the background so I could then try to redo them in a flat colour. I did try this but it didn’t work.I attempted to paint the one with the yellow background again, but within minutes I knew it wasn’t going to work and I shall be covering it in white again.
For now they are finished and I doubt I shall go back to them as I have moved on. I will fill you in on this in the next post.
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These two pieces were my starting points for getting back to my beloved elephant skull.
I had a tutorial a couple of weeks ago and I thought it would be best to have some work started, so the tutor and me had something to talk about. I started from what I had decided in my ‘Scraped A Pass' post and it worked… Well, when I say worked, I mean she didn't tell me to stop with the elephant skull. She kept telling it was just a starting point, but I know I won't budge from using it.
This skull has become an obession of mine and I’ve realised that that is how a lot of my art works happen, I remember being in first year and working from objects I had found. I would recreate it again and again, until I got to a final point.
With the work above, I just went for it. I didn’t look at any reference photographs and this is what happened. I started with the backgrounds this time and I let that affect what colours I used on the image of the object. I then used three colours which I thought worked well together and put washes on until the shape was filled. I worked on them simultaneously which I never usually do. You can see that was more carefree with these and left the paint drips. These bits of canvas had been painted on before which is why you can still see patches of it underneath through the process. This is what lead me to paint over the background so I could then try to redo them in a flat colour. I did try this but it didn’t work.I attempted to paint the one with the yellow background again, but within minutes I knew it wasn’t going to work and I shall be covering it in white again.
For now they are finished and I doubt I shall go back to them as I have moved on. I will fill you in on this in the next post.
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These two pieces were my starting points for getting back to my beloved elephant skull.
I had a tutorial a couple of weeks ago and I thought it would be best to have some work started, so the tutor and me had something to talk about. I started from what I had decided in my ‘Scraped A Pass' post and it worked… Well, when I say worked, I mean she didn't tell me to stop with the elephant skull. She kept telling it was just a starting point, but I know I won't budge from using it.
This skull has become an obession of mine and I’ve realised that that is how a lot of my art works happen, I remember being in first year and working from objects I had found. I would recreate it again and again, until I got to a final point.
With the work above, I just went for it. I didn’t look at any reference photographs and this is what happened. I started with the backgrounds this time and I let that affect what colours I used on the image of the object. I then used three colours which I thought worked well together and put washes on until the shape was filled. I worked on them simultaneously which I never usually do. You can see that was more carefree with these and left the paint drips. These bits of canvas had been painted on before which is why you can still see patches of it underneath through the process. This is what lead me to paint over the background so I could then try to redo them in a flat colour. I did try this but it didn’t work.I attempted to paint the one with the yellow background again, but within minutes I knew it wasn’t going to work and I shall be covering it in white again.
For now they are finished and I doubt I shall go back to them as I have moved on. I will fill you in on this in the next post.
Zoom Info
These two pieces were my starting points for getting back to my beloved elephant skull.
I had a tutorial a couple of weeks ago and I thought it would be best to have some work started, so the tutor and me had something to talk about. I started from what I had decided in my ‘Scraped A Pass' post and it worked… Well, when I say worked, I mean she didn't tell me to stop with the elephant skull. She kept telling it was just a starting point, but I know I won't budge from using it.
This skull has become an obession of mine and I’ve realised that that is how a lot of my art works happen, I remember being in first year and working from objects I had found. I would recreate it again and again, until I got to a final point.
With the work above, I just went for it. I didn’t look at any reference photographs and this is what happened. I started with the backgrounds this time and I let that affect what colours I used on the image of the object. I then used three colours which I thought worked well together and put washes on until the shape was filled. I worked on them simultaneously which I never usually do. You can see that was more carefree with these and left the paint drips. These bits of canvas had been painted on before which is why you can still see patches of it underneath through the process. This is what lead me to paint over the background so I could then try to redo them in a flat colour. I did try this but it didn’t work.I attempted to paint the one with the yellow background again, but within minutes I knew it wasn’t going to work and I shall be covering it in white again.
For now they are finished and I doubt I shall go back to them as I have moved on. I will fill you in on this in the next post.
Zoom Info
These two pieces were my starting points for getting back to my beloved elephant skull.
I had a tutorial a couple of weeks ago and I thought it would be best to have some work started, so the tutor and me had something to talk about. I started from what I had decided in my ‘Scraped A Pass' post and it worked… Well, when I say worked, I mean she didn't tell me to stop with the elephant skull. She kept telling it was just a starting point, but I know I won't budge from using it.
This skull has become an obession of mine and I’ve realised that that is how a lot of my art works happen, I remember being in first year and working from objects I had found. I would recreate it again and again, until I got to a final point.
With the work above, I just went for it. I didn’t look at any reference photographs and this is what happened. I started with the backgrounds this time and I let that affect what colours I used on the image of the object. I then used three colours which I thought worked well together and put washes on until the shape was filled. I worked on them simultaneously which I never usually do. You can see that was more carefree with these and left the paint drips. These bits of canvas had been painted on before which is why you can still see patches of it underneath through the process. This is what lead me to paint over the background so I could then try to redo them in a flat colour. I did try this but it didn’t work.I attempted to paint the one with the yellow background again, but within minutes I knew it wasn’t going to work and I shall be covering it in white again.
For now they are finished and I doubt I shall go back to them as I have moved on. I will fill you in on this in the next post.
Zoom Info
These two pieces were my starting points for getting back to my beloved elephant skull.
I had a tutorial a couple of weeks ago and I thought it would be best to have some work started, so the tutor and me had something to talk about. I started from what I had decided in my ‘Scraped A Pass' post and it worked… Well, when I say worked, I mean she didn't tell me to stop with the elephant skull. She kept telling it was just a starting point, but I know I won't budge from using it.
This skull has become an obession of mine and I’ve realised that that is how a lot of my art works happen, I remember being in first year and working from objects I had found. I would recreate it again and again, until I got to a final point.
With the work above, I just went for it. I didn’t look at any reference photographs and this is what happened. I started with the backgrounds this time and I let that affect what colours I used on the image of the object. I then used three colours which I thought worked well together and put washes on until the shape was filled. I worked on them simultaneously which I never usually do. You can see that was more carefree with these and left the paint drips. These bits of canvas had been painted on before which is why you can still see patches of it underneath through the process. This is what lead me to paint over the background so I could then try to redo them in a flat colour. I did try this but it didn’t work.I attempted to paint the one with the yellow background again, but within minutes I knew it wasn’t going to work and I shall be covering it in white again.
For now they are finished and I doubt I shall go back to them as I have moved on. I will fill you in on this in the next post.
Zoom Info
These two pieces were my starting points for getting back to my beloved elephant skull.
I had a tutorial a couple of weeks ago and I thought it would be best to have some work started, so the tutor and me had something to talk about. I started from what I had decided in my ‘Scraped A Pass' post and it worked… Well, when I say worked, I mean she didn't tell me to stop with the elephant skull. She kept telling it was just a starting point, but I know I won't budge from using it.
This skull has become an obession of mine and I’ve realised that that is how a lot of my art works happen, I remember being in first year and working from objects I had found. I would recreate it again and again, until I got to a final point.
With the work above, I just went for it. I didn’t look at any reference photographs and this is what happened. I started with the backgrounds this time and I let that affect what colours I used on the image of the object. I then used three colours which I thought worked well together and put washes on until the shape was filled. I worked on them simultaneously which I never usually do. You can see that was more carefree with these and left the paint drips. These bits of canvas had been painted on before which is why you can still see patches of it underneath through the process. This is what lead me to paint over the background so I could then try to redo them in a flat colour. I did try this but it didn’t work.I attempted to paint the one with the yellow background again, but within minutes I knew it wasn’t going to work and I shall be covering it in white again.
For now they are finished and I doubt I shall go back to them as I have moved on. I will fill you in on this in the next post.
Zoom Info

These two pieces were my starting points for getting back to my beloved elephant skull.

I had a tutorial a couple of weeks ago and I thought it would be best to have some work started, so the tutor and me had something to talk about. I started from what I had decided in my ‘Scraped A Pass' post and it worked… Well, when I say worked, I mean she didn't tell me to stop with the elephant skull. She kept telling it was just a starting point, but I know I won't budge from using it.

This skull has become an obession of mine and I’ve realised that that is how a lot of my art works happen, I remember being in first year and working from objects I had found. I would recreate it again and again, until I got to a final point.

With the work above, I just went for it. I didn’t look at any reference photographs and this is what happened. I started with the backgrounds this time and I let that affect what colours I used on the image of the object. I then used three colours which I thought worked well together and put washes on until the shape was filled. I worked on them simultaneously which I never usually do. You can see that was more carefree with these and left the paint drips. These bits of canvas had been painted on before which is why you can still see patches of it underneath through the process. This is what lead me to paint over the background so I could then try to redo them in a flat colour. I did try this but it didn’t work.I attempted to paint the one with the yellow background again, but within minutes I knew it wasn’t going to work and I shall be covering it in white again.

For now they are finished and I doubt I shall go back to them as I have moved on. I will fill you in on this in the next post.

Here’s a photo of most of the group from our Private View at Courtyard Arts last week.Thank you again to all who came! It really was a great night and I would say a success. The show was taken down today, so you may have missed out haha! If you did go to see it, let us know what you thought.
There were too many photos to put on one post, so to check out the rest click here. They were all taken by the lovely Chloe Zacharias, a fellow student of ours.
We also got another little mention on the UH Creative Arts blog, which you can see here.
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Here’s a photo of most of the group from our Private View at Courtyard Arts last week.Thank you again to all who came! It really was a great night and I would say a success. The show was taken down today, so you may have missed out haha! If you did go to see it, let us know what you thought.

There were too many photos to put on one post, so to check out the rest click here. They were all taken by the lovely Chloe Zacharias, a fellow student of ours.

We also got another little mention on the UH Creative Arts blog, which you can see here.

We had the Private View for our  Courtyard Arts show not yesterday, but the day before and it was great! Thank you to everyone who came, I hope you enjoyed yourself as much as I did. It was great see people other than my friends seeing my work. A couple of the people (who weren’t my friends) told me they really liked my painting which was good. Maybe it’ll sell? I don’t know, but that would be cool.
I have to say other than eating most of the tasty cookies and drinking the apple juice (I love apple juice!), the best part of the night was when the other people I was exhibiting with gave me gifts of dinosaurs and oreos to say thank you. It was a lovely surprise, I was definitely not expecting it, my friends are such cuties! Although I feel I haven’t really done much, I think we’ve got closer… That might just be me, but I want to hug everyone still… I have to give a speech, which consisted of “Erm, thanks… Yeah, that’s all you’re gonna get…”. You can see that speech giving is not where my talents lie.
Unfortunately none of my family could be there, so me and Lottie were there alone together. It nice to see some of our fellow students there that weren’t taking part. As well as one of our tutors, Michael, he’s just the same outside of uni (the other tutors couldn’t make it or just forgot). He had a chat with everyone he could and talked to us artists for a little while about our work. I found this really helpful and I’ll explain why another time in another blog post.
It was really an awesome night! And to top it off I watched Jurassic Park (again - I’m such a child) when I got home.
I’ll also post a few photos that the lovely Chloe Z took for us at some point. For now I can show you the business cards I made for the show, just so you have something to look at. These are the ones I kept forgetting and they took forever to cut up.
Well, the exhibition is on until the 15th of February at Courtyard Arts in Hertford (SG14 3AA). You have plenty of time left to go see it! Let us know what you think of it, did you like it or not? All feedback is welcome!
Toodle-loo for now…
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We had the Private View for our  Courtyard Arts show not yesterday, but the day before and it was great! Thank you to everyone who came, I hope you enjoyed yourself as much as I did. It was great see people other than my friends seeing my work. A couple of the people (who weren’t my friends) told me they really liked my painting which was good. Maybe it’ll sell? I don’t know, but that would be cool.
I have to say other than eating most of the tasty cookies and drinking the apple juice (I love apple juice!), the best part of the night was when the other people I was exhibiting with gave me gifts of dinosaurs and oreos to say thank you. It was a lovely surprise, I was definitely not expecting it, my friends are such cuties! Although I feel I haven’t really done much, I think we’ve got closer… That might just be me, but I want to hug everyone still… I have to give a speech, which consisted of “Erm, thanks… Yeah, that’s all you’re gonna get…”. You can see that speech giving is not where my talents lie.
Unfortunately none of my family could be there, so me and Lottie were there alone together. It nice to see some of our fellow students there that weren’t taking part. As well as one of our tutors, Michael, he’s just the same outside of uni (the other tutors couldn’t make it or just forgot). He had a chat with everyone he could and talked to us artists for a little while about our work. I found this really helpful and I’ll explain why another time in another blog post.
It was really an awesome night! And to top it off I watched Jurassic Park (again - I’m such a child) when I got home.
I’ll also post a few photos that the lovely Chloe Z took for us at some point. For now I can show you the business cards I made for the show, just so you have something to look at. These are the ones I kept forgetting and they took forever to cut up.
Well, the exhibition is on until the 15th of February at Courtyard Arts in Hertford (SG14 3AA). You have plenty of time left to go see it! Let us know what you think of it, did you like it or not? All feedback is welcome!
Toodle-loo for now…
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We had the Private View for our  Courtyard Arts show not yesterday, but the day before and it was great! Thank you to everyone who came, I hope you enjoyed yourself as much as I did. It was great see people other than my friends seeing my work. A couple of the people (who weren’t my friends) told me they really liked my painting which was good. Maybe it’ll sell? I don’t know, but that would be cool.

I have to say other than eating most of the tasty cookies and drinking the apple juice (I love apple juice!), the best part of the night was when the other people I was exhibiting with gave me gifts of dinosaurs and oreos to say thank you. It was a lovely surprise, I was definitely not expecting it, my friends are such cuties! Although I feel I haven’t really done much, I think we’ve got closer… That might just be me, but I want to hug everyone still… I have to give a speech, which consisted of “Erm, thanks… Yeah, that’s all you’re gonna get…”. You can see that speech giving is not where my talents lie.

Unfortunately none of my family could be there, so me and Lottie were there alone together. It nice to see some of our fellow students there that weren’t taking part. As well as one of our tutors, Michael, he’s just the same outside of uni (the other tutors couldn’t make it or just forgot). He had a chat with everyone he could and talked to us artists for a little while about our work. I found this really helpful and I’ll explain why another time in another blog post.

It was really an awesome night! And to top it off I watched Jurassic Park (again - I’m such a child) when I got home.

I’ll also post a few photos that the lovely Chloe Z took for us at some point. For now I can show you the business cards I made for the show, just so you have something to look at. These are the ones I kept forgetting and they took forever to cut up.

Well, the exhibition is on until the 15th of February at Courtyard Arts in Hertford (SG14 3AA). You have plenty of time left to go see it! Let us know what you think of it, did you like it or not? All feedback is welcome!

Toodle-loo for now…

It is 1.13 am when I begin writing this post in the dark early morning hours. It’s that time when the brain decides it’s awake and your mind wants to wander. I can hear the rain pouring down and it’s my only comfort, along with the breathing of my sleeping boyfriend who lies beside me. They attempt to distract me from my lonely rambling thoughts.

I had my feedback from the first semester’s assessment yesterday and the three little words that are stuck going round in my mind are ‘scraped a pass’… It wasn’t news to me, last term was a messy jumble of me teetering about, from one thing to another, not knowing what I wanted from myself. I still don’t know, I think.

I’m still putting off reading through their feedback.

I thought I had got somewhere, but I fear I am back at the beginning again. Apparently, I need to challenge myself, put myself out there. I don’t think I’m ready for that. I know I’m not ready for that.

Of course I have ideas. Everyone has ideas. It’s just the ‘getting round to doing them’ part I struggle with. I doubt myself and I talk myself out of doing it before I even try. It’s a habit, my norm, I’ve always done that. Why bother when I know someone out there can do it 100 times better than me?

I was told I need to write a list of what if…’s and to do them. The struggle begins again.

I want to paint. I want to paint something that I love. I want to use colour. I want to draw it again and again. I want it to be in my every thought without worrying me who, what, where, when and why!

Maybe my dear elephant skull, but carefree-er…

I want to become obsessed with it. That’s what I want.

Well, I’m glad I got that off my chest. There is something about putting something up on the internet, that millions of people could see, but I know only a few will read. It’s quite relieving. Most of this writing happened in a tired state, so that is my excuse, I left it until now to post, because I wanted to check for spelling haha! And excuse the picture, I just needed something there. It was an idea, I doubt it will happen though. They won’t like it.

I think it’s about time I shared this with you all seeing as it starts next week! You may remember that I blogged about an elephant painting last week and how it was going to go up in a show I was doing with fellow students? Well, this is that exhibition.

Things have been coming together over the past month or so, which is quite scary to think about, because it doesn’t seem that long and it’ll all be over before we know it. Being the lead contact, I’ve helped to converse between the gallery and the artists (students). Asking the questions that needed answering, organising meetings and just generally keeping everyone informed as best I can.

Honestly, it’s been an experience, i’ve never had to do anything like this before. I now enjoy writing emails, I suppose they remind me of blogging, but are less… Public? I don’t know. Working with 8 other people has been interesting, I’ve definitely learnt that making things happen by a certain time generally doesn’t happen, I guess life just gets in the way. I also learnt that asking for help and giving out jobs is very helpful, especially if you end up forgetting a persons on the poster… (Shhh, we’ll just brush that under the carpet). I did try and make it up to her by changing the poster the gallery made so it did have her name on it…

To put it bluntly, I don’t reckon anyone would let me do it again, there were others in our group that would’ve been much better suited. It’s been a learning experience to say the least and it’ll carry on being so until our Private View is out the way. However, a couple of them said I’ve done well yesterday to the tutor. They had to be nice to me though… 1) I was there and 2) It was my birthday!

I’m sooo nervous about the PV! Never been to one before, let alone be the reason it’s happening. Let’s hope no one asks me about my work… Haha! I don’t do too well in small spaces with people I don’t know. I better get used to it, I do want my work out there! So wish me luck and I’ll fill you all in about it next week. You know what I’m like with this blogging thing though. I’ll either forget, be napping or watching Jurassic Park!

Oooo, I’ve just remembered we got a mention on our uni blog, so that was cool and exciting! See it here.

It’s been a hectic few days trying to sort things out for a little show I’ll be a part of next week. It’s definitely been an experience I can tell you and probably one that not many people would let me do again (I’ll explain more in another blog post when I get round to it). And a relaxing weekend because it rained. A lot.
What’s been happening recently? Well, we had a meeting on the Wednesday just gone about the possibility of helping a curator named Stephan Hausmeister in some way, who will be pulling together a show from students work currently being made in the studios, called ‘Plastic Android Scream’. You may remember that we had assessment last week and had to make our area into a gallery-like space. Well, without our knowledge, Stephan went round the 2nd and 3rd years spaces, even the 1st years, and photograped work that interested him. He was also sneaky and had a look at our back up work.
Obviously I wanted him to have chosen something and be in the exhibition rather than just help out, I’m sure everyone in that room thought the same. I just wasn’t expecting him to have chosen what he did. It was my study of a childs skull. A little voice in my head went “Nooooooo!” when I saw the photo pop up on screen whilst he showed us the short-listed work.
Now you may be at a point thinking, ‘is that a bad thing?’ and I will tell you why now… The piece has no meaning behind it. I created the work simply to enter it in to the open exhibition for Eastern Approaches last year. I guess I could find meaning it, an evident subject is death, then coloured patched of  paint by the top could resemble flowers and there you have life… I don’t know. I’ll find sumit, there must’ve been something there for me to create it.
I’m pleased to get the opportunity, of course, it’ll all help getting myself out there. On a similar note, I’ll be involved in another little show in March with a few of my friends. I’ll be able to put up pieces with more to them then haha! Things seem to be going pretty well this year, with only a smidgen of stress. Oops! - I’ve probably jinxed it now.
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It’s been a hectic few days trying to sort things out for a little show I’ll be a part of next week. It’s definitely been an experience I can tell you and probably one that not many people would let me do again (I’ll explain more in another blog post when I get round to it). And a relaxing weekend because it rained. A lot.
What’s been happening recently? Well, we had a meeting on the Wednesday just gone about the possibility of helping a curator named Stephan Hausmeister in some way, who will be pulling together a show from students work currently being made in the studios, called ‘Plastic Android Scream’. You may remember that we had assessment last week and had to make our area into a gallery-like space. Well, without our knowledge, Stephan went round the 2nd and 3rd years spaces, even the 1st years, and photograped work that interested him. He was also sneaky and had a look at our back up work.
Obviously I wanted him to have chosen something and be in the exhibition rather than just help out, I’m sure everyone in that room thought the same. I just wasn’t expecting him to have chosen what he did. It was my study of a childs skull. A little voice in my head went “Nooooooo!” when I saw the photo pop up on screen whilst he showed us the short-listed work.
Now you may be at a point thinking, ‘is that a bad thing?’ and I will tell you why now… The piece has no meaning behind it. I created the work simply to enter it in to the open exhibition for Eastern Approaches last year. I guess I could find meaning it, an evident subject is death, then coloured patched of  paint by the top could resemble flowers and there you have life… I don’t know. I’ll find sumit, there must’ve been something there for me to create it.
I’m pleased to get the opportunity, of course, it’ll all help getting myself out there. On a similar note, I’ll be involved in another little show in March with a few of my friends. I’ll be able to put up pieces with more to them then haha! Things seem to be going pretty well this year, with only a smidgen of stress. Oops! - I’ve probably jinxed it now.
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It’s been a hectic few days trying to sort things out for a little show I’ll be a part of next week. It’s definitely been an experience I can tell you and probably one that not many people would let me do again (I’ll explain more in another blog post when I get round to it). And a relaxing weekend because it rained. A lot.
What’s been happening recently? Well, we had a meeting on the Wednesday just gone about the possibility of helping a curator named Stephan Hausmeister in some way, who will be pulling together a show from students work currently being made in the studios, called ‘Plastic Android Scream’. You may remember that we had assessment last week and had to make our area into a gallery-like space. Well, without our knowledge, Stephan went round the 2nd and 3rd years spaces, even the 1st years, and photograped work that interested him. He was also sneaky and had a look at our back up work.
Obviously I wanted him to have chosen something and be in the exhibition rather than just help out, I’m sure everyone in that room thought the same. I just wasn’t expecting him to have chosen what he did. It was my study of a childs skull. A little voice in my head went “Nooooooo!” when I saw the photo pop up on screen whilst he showed us the short-listed work.
Now you may be at a point thinking, ‘is that a bad thing?’ and I will tell you why now… The piece has no meaning behind it. I created the work simply to enter it in to the open exhibition for Eastern Approaches last year. I guess I could find meaning it, an evident subject is death, then coloured patched of  paint by the top could resemble flowers and there you have life… I don’t know. I’ll find sumit, there must’ve been something there for me to create it.
I’m pleased to get the opportunity, of course, it’ll all help getting myself out there. On a similar note, I’ll be involved in another little show in March with a few of my friends. I’ll be able to put up pieces with more to them then haha! Things seem to be going pretty well this year, with only a smidgen of stress. Oops! - I’ve probably jinxed it now.
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It’s been a hectic few days trying to sort things out for a little show I’ll be a part of next week. It’s definitely been an experience I can tell you and probably one that not many people would let me do again (I’ll explain more in another blog post when I get round to it). And a relaxing weekend because it rained. A lot.

What’s been happening recently? Well, we had a meeting on the Wednesday just gone about the possibility of helping a curator named Stephan Hausmeister in some way, who will be pulling together a show from students work currently being made in the studios, called ‘Plastic Android Scream’. You may remember that we had assessment last week and had to make our area into a gallery-like space. Well, without our knowledge, Stephan went round the 2nd and 3rd years spaces, even the 1st years, and photograped work that interested him. He was also sneaky and had a look at our back up work.

Obviously I wanted him to have chosen something and be in the exhibition rather than just help out, I’m sure everyone in that room thought the same. I just wasn’t expecting him to have chosen what he did. It was my study of a childs skull. A little voice in my head went “Nooooooo!” when I saw the photo pop up on screen whilst he showed us the short-listed work.

Now you may be at a point thinking, ‘is that a bad thing?’ and I will tell you why now… The piece has no meaning behind it. I created the work simply to enter it in to the open exhibition for Eastern Approaches last year. I guess I could find meaning it, an evident subject is death, then coloured patched of  paint by the top could resemble flowers and there you have life… I don’t know. I’ll find sumit, there must’ve been something there for me to create it.

I’m pleased to get the opportunity, of course, it’ll all help getting myself out there. On a similar note, I’ll be involved in another little show in March with a few of my friends. I’ll be able to put up pieces with more to them then haha! Things seem to be going pretty well this year, with only a smidgen of stress. Oops! - I’ve probably jinxed it now.

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