Category Archives: Personal

The beginning

Hello again;

Sketching at home

I wasn’t feeling very upbeat when I wrote my last post.

I feel better now. I am enjoying sketching again without an agenda,  deadlines, or courses to worry about.

I’ve also received my course results. I passed! The feedback was meticulous and accurate; it confirmed what I already knew about my project: I could have done more, better, differently. Continue reading »

Idle times

Hello again;

When I was attending my recent course I used to draw at lunch time.

It was a useful routine, because it helped me build up a habit.

I have developed another habit recently: I like to draw during idle times: Times waiting for food to cook, for software updates to download. Times when I’m in the middle of doing something and I am losing focus. I have learned that if I turn to drawing my motivation usually comes back. Continue reading »

Routine

Hello again;

I’ve found it strange not to be at my course any more.

On the one hand I welcome the free time, not to have to travel back and forth to class every week.

On the other hand things are still unclear. Life is taking time to get settled into a routine. Continue reading »

Recycled sketchbooks

Making sketchbooks from recycled paper

Hello again;

I’ve been finding things to do in my spare time after the end of my course.

I had lots of paper laying about: papers from worksheets, from presentation sheets, from test prints I liked and from test prints that didn’t work out.

I wanted to hold on to those works: Some are beautiful experiments, others are worksheets with concepts I learned during my course. I didn’t want to let go of those works, and I didn’t want to let old papers take up my space either. I thought of ways I could hold on to them and find them some practical use. Continue reading »

Back to reality

Hi again;

It’s strange to think that tomorrow we’ll be picking up our works, tidying up the walls, leaving the place ready for someone else, some other exhibition, some other students or artists in the making.

I don’t like to dwell too long on farewells and goodbyes. I find it much more exciting to think of the road ahead, to think of the good memories (this amazing course that gave me many challenges and many late nights preparing for some deadline or another), and to keep going. Continue reading »

City Lit exhibition

How to find What If? City Lit FAD exhibition

Hi again;

The first time I went to Copeland Gallery I made my own way. I didn’t know of this entrance and walked all around the block to enter through the back gate.

You don’t need to do that. In case you are not familiar with the area I took these pics earlier today. Imagine they are visual breadcrumbs for you to follow when you come to our exhibition. Continue reading »

Angels over Peckham

Hi again;

Don’t worry, I won’t go all religious on my blog. I leave those topics for other people with more to say on the matter.

But I had a funny thing happening this morning, on my way to help set up our upcoming group exhibition at Copeland Gallery, Peckham, and … I had to share with you.

There must have been someone watching over me. Things could have turned out very differently. Continue reading »

Untitled

Hello again;

I decided to start this blog post early and see if I could publish it nearer the time of the exhibition. The main reason being that procrastinating is much more appealing than working on things that are still undecided in my mind.

For instance: I could keep working on the type of images and decide the colours and write my project and prepare my worksheets.

But… Continue reading »

Exhibition

Exhibition at Copeland Gallery

Hello;

Exhibition logo by Paula Barrett

(Exhibition logo by Paula Barrett)

 

We are getting closer to our group exhibition, but there is still the most important work to do, the final touches:

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A library, a street, a church, a gallery…

Hi;

It’s been a while since my last post.

Maybe you’ve heard about our upcoming exhibition through social media?

I won’t be exhibiting my usual type of drawings there. I’ve been working on a concept and my work for the course has to be connected to it. That has kept my brain busy for much of this time: thinking, planning, dreaming and getting a tad stressed out with the project…

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