The mega update
20 June 09
Hello, hello, I'm alive! I know some of you are following me on twitter, but here is a recap for everyone else who wanted to put me on a milk carton.
Life has been pretty busy and I'm woefully bad at blogging under pressure. I'm happy to say that all my uni work is done, submitted and marked and I find out my grade on thursday (eee!). We're now in the midst of one degree show and preparing for another, so there is still lots to be getting on with, but the end is finally in sight!
In may I went to NY for my birthday. I ate many amazing meals and went to a lot of museums and shopped a bit, though everything seemed mighty expensive because our currency is practically worthless. The weather was terrible, but otherwise it was great. I also met up with Gala, Jazzi and Cynthia who were charming.
I did a lot of work on my children's book (I showed you some sketches here and here), above is one of the more finished pages. I still have a million more things to draw and re-draw because I'm not quite happy with it yet.
Another of my degree projects was this handmade and hand embroidered jumper.
It was a project about memory and nostalgia, the words are from my diaries when I was 16. Like a memory quilt, it's basically a memory keeping exercise.
I also submitted a stack of big prints (120 of them!) from my trip to Russia last summer, which will be up on my soon-to-be-launched new portfolio website (there I am in my red check coat with my pals when we lived in Russia).
The fruits of my labour will be at our degree show This Will Kill That, in Shoreditch 2nd-5th of july. It's free and open to the public from the 3rd, so do come along if you can.
If all that drawing and stitching wasn't enough, I've also acquired some project managing duties. My parents own a tiny flat in Brighton which they've rented out for years and is in a pretty decrepit state. It needs some serious renovation, so I'm organising that for them, then taking over the rent and moving in. I'm super excited to move, but it seems a really long time away and a ton of boiler fitting, tile laying, wall painting, and furniture buying needs to be done before then. Everything takes absolutely ages! But it's coming along and I can't wait to get to the fun bit (choosing paints, rather than organising gas connections ZZzzzz).
So since I'm moving in to the world's smallest flat, I'm having to downsize my possessions pretty considerably. I've started selling some of my stuff on ebay, the above and a few more items are finishing tomorrow.