First year photography, which ended late May, was quite a challenge. Many of us have learned that our expectations about what we’ll be asked to do cannot even come close to the actual brief. And we’ve given up guessing but we haven’t given up hope. Continue reading
Three weeks of sculpture was bliss. I found I had more ideas than time and was very excited by the prospect of generating new work every day. Final marking hasn’t been completed yet but the images are up now.
The images are up for my first year of print in core studio. See them here. I’m pleased to report I got an A. :)
Fantastic and somewhat frustrating at the same time. This was one of those exhibitions where I was dying to run my fingers through every nook and cranny of each sculpture but knew I’d get looks of disdain if I did. And I don’t do well with looks of disdain so I quietly kept my hands to myself. Continue reading
As I was trying desperately to find something artsy to wear to an exhibition opening, Morna was laughing at me from the hallway. I’m sure she didn’t expect to see me running around in my underwear Continue reading
It’s official and now it’s officially out there. I’ve put in my notice. My last day as a full time employee is coming to an end on the 22 of February (champagne!…better make that a beer madame student).
I’m heading back to university on 4 March to study fine arts at AUT. I’m thrilled that I’m lucky enough to have this chance to study again. I’m also thankful that I’ve managed to get to this space in my head where I actually allow myself to go for it despite the naysayers (including the one in my head) and those who think studying art is a bit self indulgent or impractical. “What will you be when you graduate?” they ask. How should I know? Any number of things could happen between now and then and I’m determined to go into it with an open mind.
For the first semester I’ll be studying drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and printmaking plus art theory. Pretty much the same as I did in my Foundation course at ArtStation…just more full on….five days a week from 9-4. It will certainly be an adjustment. Seb and I are not looking forward to the painful reality of me not earning a full time income. I should start weening myself off of my daily double shot soy flat white but I just can’t seem to bring myself to treat me so badly. Not yet at least.