Why You Should Go To Art School (Or Not…)

This week after three (four if you count foundation) years at art school - well, university, I received my final classification and lo and behold I got that illusive First Class Honours. I have to say it has not been breezy, not that I ever anticipated it would be, even though it's not medical science… Continue reading Why You Should Go To Art School (Or Not…)

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Bittersweet

“What am I going to do with all these things if I can never pack them away?” Courtney Peppernell, Pillow Thoughts  

Inspirations

This week I have been pondering my next project, I'm desperate for something to really explore and delve into. My starting process for projects is usually a form of literature, to drive some new work I've picked out a few books that I am going to use and see where I end up. I have… Continue reading Inspirations

Beginnings

The start of this week saw my final hand in at university, it's felt a little bittersweet overall, now the initial relief has passed I'm starting to get a little restless. I have a few little goals in mind for the next few months and I'm hoping to expand my portfolio start to build a… Continue reading Beginnings

Thank You, Always

A little out of sorts for me as I usually only post once a week, but needs must, and I could not let this one wait until next weeks post... Today I hit 4k subscribers/ followers of my blog! I cannot thank my readership enough for this! This blog started 6 years ago as a… Continue reading Thank You, Always

Plant Huntress Project : Imagery Creation

  This week has been a combination of wonderfully productive and horrifically stressful, after calling in to work borderline in tears begging for a few days off unpaid (which my manager incredibly generously allowed me); three nights of solid drypoint etching resulting in not being able to feel my right hand, and over 40 prints… Continue reading Plant Huntress Project : Imagery Creation

Jeanne Baret, Plant Huntress Project

Some initial development work towards my book inspired by Jeanne Baret, the first woman to circumnavigate the globe and discoverer of hundreds of different plant species. To move this forward I will be dry pointing all imagery to form the pages of the book, which I will be posting next week.

Plant Huntress

Here is a little preview of my current project, inspired by the life of Jeanne Baret. Ah, there goes a madwoman dreaming, From the stream to the lake and the river to the timid stars and fountains and flowers And the perennial freshness of the fields and souls, the waves with their roar From the… Continue reading Plant Huntress

Pressed

It's been quite the turn around this week. Pressed pretty much sums it up, pressed for time, pressed for money and pressed for ideas. Although with a few (many) late nights and a lot of coffee my work so far is on the up. I have been struggling with a few things in my main… Continue reading Pressed