So, the end is nigh! After preparing our work for the exhibition, we are on the home stretch towards opening Astound and then maintaining the exhibition as it runs. Despite there being a few hiccups along the way, the exhibition … Continue reading

Arty Workshops At Long Last!



It’s been a little while since my last post, I am very busy and important you see Β *scoffs* :D. Between working, working, sleeping and, well, working I actually managed to do something arty! And at the place where, what feels like eons ago, I used to study different art styles before the Foxlowe Exhibition Asteroid hit! Now it’s all meetings, minutes, advertising and more meetings!

Anyway, yesterday we all went over to the University of Derby *nostalgic sigh*. It was lovely to go back, unfortunately we didn’t go to Kedleston Road where I studied, but to the Britannia Mill campus which had art studios to die for! I was beyond envious of all the work space and, well, art everywhere; it was a lovely environment to be in!

We were there for a Β solar printmaking workshop. So using our own artwork printed onto acetate, we made plates to put different coloured inks onto and print beautiful images onto very luxurious paper. I am so very, very proud of mine! I’ll be framing them and putting them in an art exhibition we have on the 3rd of December Β at the Foxlowe in Leek, so hopefully everyone likes them as much as I do.

Aside from having mini-breakdowns whenever I’m reminded of how many weeks left until the exhibition or our deadlines aka. the impending doom of PRESENTATION DAY! And existential crises whenever I watch the news, all is good! I’m slowly progressing with my main piece which is based on the ocean and mythology so, mermaids *squeals* :D.

Now, I’m off for several shots of gin before I carry on with exhibition and main piece planning

Art and Things


So this is my very first post, on my very first blog; I feel like sipping a sherry to celebrate!

Well, first of all, a little about me I suppose. I’m currently studying Creative Art and Design at Leek College. I have already done a degree at Derby; English and Creative Writing I graduated in February this year, what an experience that was! It was wonderful, I felt very appreciated and patted on the back indeed! But I sort of panicked when I chose the degree, kidding myself that I didn’t want to do Art for the rest of my life (yeah right!), but English is a very flexible subject to have as a degree so I’m happy with it. I met some amazing people as well, and the lectures I had about phallus’ you would not believe! We surmised that that is all English literature is – phallus’ and the fact that you can never obtain one, no matter who you are! Deal with it!

Anyway, enough about phallus’. In my new area of study I’ve learnt so many new art techniques than I know what to do with! I hope to be an illustrator and currently work primarily with watercolour and fineliner pen.

I LOVE Disney, Studio Ghibli and animation altogether really. I also love gaming, among my favourites are Spyro, (I know)Β Pokemon, (I KNOW!) and Zelda of course!

I hope you enjoy my neurotic musings! πŸ˜€ ❀

In my fancy-pants cap 'n' gown!

Me in my fancy-pants cap ‘n’ gown!