Sorry I haven’t been updating (if anyone noticed, I’m not really sure if there is anyone sitting there holding their breathe waiting for my next update). I have so much stuff to scan. I don’t have an interesting excuse as to why I haven’t, I just haven’t felt like it. Sorry.
I’ve started my Christmas ball decorating job. Fun, glitter, stressful. So it turns out the balls are breakable. Every time a child goes near the display I tense up, someone will say “don’t touch that!” the kid touches it anyways and smash. Broken glass. But glitter!
Mostly I’m just drawing in my diary, but I’ve also been working on a candy coloured painting of one of my nude sketches. And yes of course its of Tracey. I’ve also been crocheting a little while watching tv.
Been having a bit of fun down at the gallery. There was a very successful opening the other night where I got to look at lots of paintings of skulls, eat skull shaped chocolate and drink wine while talking to people. Oh yeah and sometimes I served drinks and cleared empties. Art life is hard? Theres another opening on this Friday actually. I assume it will be much of the same, probably less skulls and I have no guarantees about the chocolate.
I’ll scan stuff soon I promise!
That’s right! As of this Monday night that just passed I am done with Uni for the year. I spent all of last week finishing off artworks for my folio and writing up a few assignments. I’m relieved that it’s all over, it’ll be great to have a bit of time off, but I know in a few weeks I’ll be missing uni like crazy.
I’m working on keeping myself busy so I don’t miss it too much though. I’ve just started volunteering at a local gallery and in a few weeks I’ll start my Christmas Job – decorating custom Christmas balls! I’m going to be just covered in glitter constantly. Of course I’m also still drawing pictures all the time, I’ve got a bunch of pages in my art diary to scan up. I’ve also been toying with the idea of having a crack at NaNoWriMo and I want to start working on my crochet again (I spent a few hours tonight just untangling yarn). No rest for the wicked right?
I was kind of silly and forgot to take photos of all of my finished works for the year, I’ll just have to do that when I get my grades back and the email letting me know when to pick up my artworks.
I did remember to take this one photo while I was finishing things off.
On the left we have “La Madamoiselle” who was from the week we were working with a limited palette using only complimentary colours. On the right is a painting that was created using a monochromatic black created from mixing other colours, and of course greys by then adding white to it. I can’t remember what I named that one. I’ll find out when I get it back. I probably named it something like “skull and candle” or maybe “still life”. I’m not always original with my titles.
Well look at the time! I should probably head to bed soon, it’s going to be a struggle keeping some kind of regular sleeping schedule now that I really don’t have to!
I’m still deciding what I’m doing with this blog. Originally I was just going to use it to mostly share images of what I’m working on, what I’m learning at school, things like that. But for an assignment we’ve been making an idea’s and manifesto blog which is also an interesting concept. I don’t know if i’m doing the assignment correctly but I’ve been posting all kinds of things in that blog, discussions from our class, links to things I find interesting, quotes I like, things like that. This blog will still be art based, but I suppose it will be more than just images. I think thats what I’m trying to say. The words are on the tips of my fingers but I’m finding it hard to find the right keys to type.