I'm afraid I haven't done much more than Uni today. Get used to it!
This is a detail from one of the sculptures I've had to make and then draw. Would it surprise you to know that spirals were involved?!
A creative challenge I've set myself. Can I take a picture every day that says something about me - my life, my art, my friends. Will I last a year or will I lose interest after the first few weeks? There's only one way to find out.
Today at Uni we got out first project brief.
"Heart's Desire" is pretty much what it says on the tin. We have to collect things and then make models out of them. All materials should be collected and/or inexpensive and the models we make can reflect anything our hearts desire. This can be representations of material things or more abstract which is what I went with. This was a little bit of play and is a work in progress but so far I love this brief.
Today has been a bit hectic - trying to finish my knitting project, preparing for the thrill of Uni which starts tomorrow and finishing off homework. The theme for my entire day seems to have been last minute so I guess it's fitting that the photo and indeed this post follow suit.
This is an outside shot of a garden night light holder. It's not quite the way I wanted it and given more time, I may go back to this at some point. However I like the colour and the negative shapes.
The weather has definitely turned.
The drop in temperature may only be by a few degrees but I can feel the difference when it blows across the back of my neck. I love this time of the year. There is the cold smell of the wind and rain, the rich warm odour of decay and earth, and the glorious explosion of colour. Anyone who knows me will be well aware of the fact that I have a leaf fetish. (Leaves, spirals, wool, beef flavoured Monster Munch ... it's a growing list).
Today, whilst I was out and about, I saw these beauties. Yummy.
This is boot is one half if my favourite boots.
They are very old and well loved. They've been EVERYWHERE with me so you can imagine how devastated I was to discover a hole. I'm hoping when I get home, I'll be able to find somewhere to patch them and then I can get another 16 years out of them.
Today was a better day. I went for a long walk after work which felt fantastic. Of course I took my camera with me and it paid off. As I wandered, I saw so many things that I wanted to capture including this - shattered glass on gravel.
Going out reminded me of 2 things
a) This project is to help me collect material to use for "everyday" work as well as this bog.
b) Getting my arse out of the flat once in a while allows me to see a larger, more picturesque world.