degree show

I have been ignoring you for far too long.

Many things have been happening, among which I have graduated from art school. (Well, technically the graduation ceremony isn't until mid-July, but regardless, I have completed art school. Hurrah!)
Our degree show is currently taking place with a couple of days left to go.
This is what my space looks like. I've also included a few more detailed shots of works I don't think have seen this blog before.

I have vaguely set up a "website" for displaying my work. Here it is.
I use the term website loosely as its host site is Tumblr.
I know, I know. I'm sorry.
I feel dirty saying the word Tumblr on here, its as if I'm cheating on my boyfriend right in front of him.
I still love you Blogger, don't worry. No one will ever replace you.
Its just that Tumblr blogs are so easily customised it was quite simple to dress it up as a semi-professional portfolio website.

I will blog more.

Immediately after final hand-in, I completely swore off of all things art-related. We needed a cooling off period. But Now I'm becoming inspired again.

I feel that nearing the end of my course, actually more than that, possibly even throughout the majority of the course I felt stifled. It was as if being told to "make" completely tore the joy out of making. It was necessary to play around and be creative to get good results but knowing that whatever I made was going to be critiqued very closely was always in the forefront of my mind. This made it almost impossible to be as playful and directionless as required.

Now I know I can do anything I want to and there won't be the nagging feeling of, "But what are the tutors going to think of this?"

I don't even know if the art world is for me. I'd like to get back into crafting and writing and cooking and just generally feeling free to create "stuff". And, ugh, just enjoying life without feeling guilty about it having nothing to do with my degree. Then perhaps my joy of making art will return.

I'll make every effort to record that here. But for now, sleep.

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