Thursday, 27 March 2008

I'm actually enjoying myself with my BA at the moment (it probably won't last!) I am in the process of creating a proposal for a piece of 'environmental art' and I know that's what I really want to explore. Unfortunately we don't have time on the course at this stage to take the ideas to their conclusion only doing marquettes and mock ups but I am determined at some time to progress these ideas. I have noticed though that my work is changing radically and I am becoming more sure what direction I want it to take. Nature has always been my inspiration but now its becoming a real passion - so perhaps all this studying is working after all.

Monday, 17 March 2008

Time to blog is in short supply at the moment as I have been doing strange things for my course such as dehydrating pond weed, dipping stuff in wax and composing strange photos.The big question is 'where will all these experiments take me?'

Monday, 10 March 2008

Still slogging on with the coursework and I have spent most of last week working in my sketchbook developing responses to the samples I am producing. Today I had to play with dipping the fabric into PVA (ok), Wax (quite nice) and Plaster (revolting) which seemed to emulate the weather outside - extremely messy. I am feeling slightly better about the course because of a chat I had with Gavin Fry - the level 2 pastoral tutor- he is a lovely man as well as a great artist and I hope one day I will actually get him as a personal tutor.
We (the ERTF steering group) visited the University again on Friday to make final checks for Launch Day which will soon be upon us. Luckily it was an even better venue than I remembered and I hope we will give all the attending members a great day.

Wednesday, 5 March 2008

'The spring is sprung, the grass is ris, I wonder where the sunshine is?'
Winter seems to have returned today, I have a cold and my studies are getting me down a bit.This degree course isn't half as enjoyable as the City and Guilds was, even at the lowest moments you felt like you were achieving something and actually doing something genuinely textile based, whereas, on this degree it all gets a bit esoteric with far too much theory and drawing for my liking. So beware anyone considering taking such a course -look into what is really involved before you sign on the dotted line.