Just before Captivity Christmas began, Mr. and I went swimming. We had a jolly good time but I took most pleasure in being much faster than him. La La La, I win.
As we were swimming I had a little Grand design moment. The newly renovated Tutor Grange in Solihull has these huge windows along one side of the pool, it started snowing as we were swimming and it was very beautiful. Grand designs will always be to blame for my romantic architecture moments. Sorry for gushing.
Im in Birmingham and the snow is hindering my Christmas plans. Instead of going to the pub a lot, drinking a lot and falling over a lot, I am just falling over. In the snow. So I am stuck at home and left to entertain myself. STEP UP LUSCIOUS LIZ. I am rather controversially in love with her. I think that if we were all a bit more happy and haggis-ed up as she is, we would have a much better time of it. Come Dine With Me Liz Luscious. No. 1 Fan.
I've got a presentation and essay to give in after the new year but I have no idea what to do it on so I have been looking at some pictures from this lovely book I bought for ideas. I might go into the library tomorrow. My housemate always finds sexy boys in there but I just find fussy old ladies. Sorry of my life. WI Christmas Crafts is tomorrow which is exciting.
Adolf Loos, Toba Khedoori, Mies van der Rohe, Russell Crotty x 2, Peter Peri, Michelangelo, Kiki Smith x 2.
But then I might pretend I'm snowed in with only essential provisions (honey)
We have a scary presentation on Wednesday about all the work we have been doing this term so our tutors have some idea of what we will submit for our second year show. I have no idea what I will be submitting so Im going to use the presentation as a kind of reflective exercise.
So we started back at university this week which is very exciting. I had a meeting about my second year and it was very very exciting. But the most exciting event I was at, was the freshers fair today with some lovely WI ladies trying to recruit new members (the girls got 200 people to sign up!) and the fresh-faced beauties who were there made me very excited for the up coming WI events.
Over the summer I started a few craft projects to avoid doing actual work. Some were more successful than others but what with the revival of Brighton University WI I thought it might be nice to share them.
Today it is the turn of the abolishment of Blue Tack. I decided my new room in my new house should be more grown up so I put picture frames up instead of just blue tacking pictures of my friends. No friends, no blue tack. JOKE. Still no blue tack.
Over the summer I tried to make sure I did some drawing. Partly to keep myself entertained but also to help me start thinking about what it is I want to achieve in my work this year. So I started drawing what was around me and as a result, most of it was of rooms and windows in my Boyfriend's house and the odd photograph I liked. I really want to work on the quality of line in my work which I feel is a little stale.
I tend to find that whilst I'm trying to work out something in my work, I get infatuated with particular artists. Hockney is my flava of the month. I never much liked his paintings particularly, maybe because Ive spent too much time in Ikea looking at their frames, but his drawings and prints are magical. I dare you, try looking though '72 Drawings by David Hockney' and not want to be a gay man in LA during the 60's and 70's.
Well I am back in Brighton and have been thinking about what this blog should be and what I would like it to be. There are a whole lota blogs out there that are about Fashion and clothes and peoples faces. Well, mine isnt all that interesting so whilst re thinking my blog usage, I decided not to have a weekly outfit post because, well, my outfits arnt all that interesting. This is what is interesting:
My work (hopefully!) Artists I find for my context sketchbook Crafty projects I use to avoid doing actual work Brighton University WI (Super interesting) Gallery Exhibitions coming up And Art Reviews of galleries, Exhibitions, Arty things
So those are my new topics for monthly and weekly posts.
Do you ever find sometimes you become so disinterested in what you're doing you loose the ability to want to find something interesting to replace it? I havn't written anything on here because I've been like a cup of tea you were really enjoying, but then Murder She Wrote came on so you left it in the kitchen and it went all cold. Then you forgot about it for a few days and it got moldy. Washing it out and getting another one seems too much effort.
So, prepare for some shaky posts back and maybe I'll find a fresh tea bag.
On another recent trip to London, I visited the Curve at the Barbican and noticed the housing complex just next door. It reminded me of the MA show at the Royal College that I visited way back in February.
We also saw the Bird installation by Celeste Boursier-Mougenot which I felt was part Art, part Natural History documentary. The Birds were totally captivating as they few around and tried tirelessly to build their nests on the slippery surface of the electric guitars. They were so comfortable with the on lookers one few onto my friend Megan's shoe. Personally I think they thought it was a little worm but chose not to voice this as I thought she might think this a comment on her taste in shoes.
...SHE SAID THAT SHE WANTED WHICH EVER ONE COULD WIN THE RACE.
For my work I photograph people asleep on the train so I thought I would share a few of the images I then work from.
These were all from a day in London when I went to the Quilts Exhibition at the V & A. The exhibition was wonderful, I would definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys craft, women's and social history. As a WI member and Art student I felt akin to both kinds of people attending. I also bought some lovely buttons.
I have just handed in my final assessment of the year so I have time for all the things I've been meaning to do, like upload onto here! So be prepared for it to get rather messy on here!
So, first things first. We had an exhibition. I honestly thought I had put our flyer up here but never mind. It was a huge success! We had lots of people turn up and a few bought some stuff. Here's a photo of the small display we had, mine is the black squares on the wall...they don't photograph very well at all.
That's me Mam and Dad. I'm really chuffed they got to see all our hard work.
Hello. I'm studying Fine Art Printmaking in Brighton and needed somewhere to put everything. So a space on the web seemed appropriate. I'll put progress of my work, little notes about my life and maybe the odd joke.