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Thursday, 29 October 2009

Noodles is finished!!!

well I bleedin gone and dunnit!!!.. Noodle is all finished and sent off in full!.. I've just finished the covers woohoo!!... It really has been a hard book to get into and finish...especially with all that purple and the fact that I was so busy!.. I've added the text I created but no doubt this will differ on the actual one...

The other book has also been finished and will be collected by UPS to fly to the US tomorrow!...Those I won't put up on here! x

So onwards with my MA. I must find some more work to tide me over Christmas but not until I've had a break from the commercial and I intend to take a whole week off and get up late and go running and leave work on time and be creative! I may even do a couple of workshops and use the print room at college if I can...It feels so good to be free!!! I've started my research journal for my first proposal. I have decided to concentrate on what makes me tick and has made me tick in the past in my sketch books... to get what is in my head and my heart onto the page and into my work... To find my own voice and language. Everything seems happy again!...xxx

Saturday, 10 October 2009

so many things!...

WOW!!!!!!!!!! what a few months!... I am still working on Noodle... and the US book for Sterling Publishing. Noodles writer, Sheryl has given birth.. congrats!...I have started my MA, had numerous other deadlines along with creating and co organising a collective exhibition with two events with live music and art etc. Moved in with a man! made a few new friends and contacts. Got my work in Trelissick Gallery, got some commissions to do, held a workshop and book signing at the Edinburgh Book Festival and rowed in the County Gig Rowing Championships with our A crew! I have yet still to meet with the Royal Cornwall Museum in ref to working with them on leading an empty shops project. Also working with Creative Services on an empty shops arts project in St Austell!... My next goal is to hold, with hi5 a drawing club this coming Sunday 11th Oct in the hi5 space, then onto organising our next exhibition at Christmas...! the closing party was great for the last exhib...lots of great feedback.. A report to follow. Champagne was popped!

I started my MA n Monday with a weeks induction and workshops etc. One with Andrew Lanyon which was great. He made so much sense and oozed creativity and purpose! I'm definitely on the right course. Everyone being different and lovely...receptive and open to new things...the course seems tailor made! I will post the book I started...on the workshop.. just playing with paper really.. I did notice I was making the backgrounds really simple.. something I don't do so much in my commercial practice. so concentrating on one thing or the character in question only...