Tuesday, 21 February 2012

What a difference a week makes..

In the interests of this blog being something that people want to read (rather than me bullying them into it), I have just re-read last week's post in order to catch up with people and can't believe how much has happened in just one week. The big news is that my proposal was accepted! The first submission - 'Are You Here?' was the piece that they decided would be worthy to include in the exhibition and I am literally waiting at this moment for a tutorial to discuss the finer details of where I start. Tonight we have our first group meeting where hopefully, everything will begin to be organised and we can start working towards an amazing show.
Also this week I have almost finished my major essay, which is such a weight off my mind and my Histories and Contexts lecturer seems to think that it will be ok with a few minor tweaks.......
I am becoming acutely aware that I haven't 'made' anything for a long time and I don't want to fall back in to that rut of all theory and no practice so I am going to have to make a conscious effort to start drawing and writing very soon. I have an idea about experimenting with calligraphy and attempting to combine it with line drawing but this is stuff that is just in my head at the moment and until I have been to the meeting tonight, that is sadly where it is going to have to stay for the next couple of days. Any thoughts people?

Monday, 13 February 2012

Time out for an essay

So, it seems like I haven't done much 'art' in the last week. My proposal for the gardens was sent off, received and I 'm waiting for the results to be published tomorrow (14th). At the moment I am at an interesting crossroads with everything - will I be disappointed if I don't succeed with my proposal? Probably but then I'm a great believer in things happening for a reason so at the moment the plan is to develop the idea further and then see if it would work in another context.
This feeling of limbo isn't helped by the fact that we are in the middle of a unit which requires us to write an essay contextualising our practice. The word counts needs to be 3000 and to be honest I still can't decide if I think 3000 is a lot or a little. I seemed to rattle off the first 2000 without too much of an issue but I am grinding to a halt in editing and summarising. Being the organisational demon that I am, I still have three weeks before it is due in so hopefully the essay fairy will come along soon and bless me with an ending that will impress my tutor!
Well, fingers crossed for tomorrow and I will let you all know where I'm going from here.