Saturday, 15 January 2011

Emily Carr

Last night I FINALLY catched up with a friend who had been away living in Vancouver last year and she was telling me about this amazing street next to an art school that made her think of was full of shops with fabric and wool and I was incredibly jealous!!!!  She then mentioned the fact that the art school was Emily Carr University of Art and my jaws dropped! Totally small world because this summer, when I worked at Glenfiddich Distillery, I got to meet Damian Moppett, one of 2010's artists in residence who is actually a tutor at Emily Carr.  She had probably served him at some point at her work, which was round the corner. haha.

All these amazing stories about Canada has got me thinking about applying for a course over there instead.  Eek. 

Damian's sculpture that he produced last summer was amazing!  I do recall Andy saying to me..."if you want something to look awesome, paint it black!"  Words I will remember.

Thursday, 6 January 2011

New Year....Get Going

This fine and chilly evening I found myself waiting for an email from my lovely friend in Dundee, Nicola to fill in the time I managed to hunt down her blog.  I now find myself sitting in my house, as per usual, doing nothing. Nothing.  

Cut to the chase - maybe it's time to get active with the artwork again.  I've got into an awfully bad habit of talking and not doing (habit of a lifetime) and it's got to stop.  I felt awful looking at my friends blog to see how much work and different disciplines she seems to be getting on with...and is AMAZING at all of them and here I am...sitting, waiting, watching paint dry (if I were watching actual paint least it would mean I was doing something).  Time to stop being so negative before I get started, pick up my boots and get a life.

So thank you to Nicola for making me jealous.

Monday, 3 January 2011

Ornate Barley

I heart scarves.......why the hell don't I make them

I have decided, in order to build up a portfolio for a Masters, to design some scarf squares.  Let me know what you think.....they're in the early stages at the moment.  Inspiration has been drawn from barley fields - having spent many years working in a's by time it inspired me :)