Friday, 3 October 2008

Back to School Blues....

Thought I had better update the blog, in case anybody thought I had given up on writing it.

I started back at University on Monday - and I feel as though I have been hit by a big pile of bricks (perhaps I should save them and submit them for the Turner Art Prize - oh, wait, somebody has done that already, haven't they? Although, this would be metaphorical bricks, so that's new. Hang on, I am doing Crafts, not Fine Art, remember??).

First year seemed like hard work - second year is on a whole new level. We have an exhibition to be ready for in three and a half weeks (so exactly what am I doing on here, I should be making/sketching/researching/panicking/all of the above). We're off to London next week for the Origin show, and we have rather full diaries already. Let's hope I get back into the swing of things sooner rather than later.

On a better note, I had the kiln on last week (you know, we had a few days sunshine - that usually happens when the kiln is on, my kitchen gets warm, and so does the weather). I finally got everything needed for the commission order I took a while back. I decided to make eight coasters in case any didn't turn out, the order was for six. Typically, it looks as though all eight have worked really well! Just need to get them finished off, and they'll be good to go. Pics to follow!


ChatElaine said...

Wondered what had happened to you! Takes a while to get back in the swing of things. I remember college well. Everything was always a panic just before deadline!!!

Zelda Zog said...

Yeah, Elaine, I am trying to avoid that this year, but I so know that I will be just the same as ever!

Mind you, one of the projects we're doing, on restoration and reconstruction involves submitting a progress report by 10am each Tuesday to a blog - so I will HAVE to get on with that one!

ChatElaine said...

I think you do your best work under deadline pressure!! Hee hee!! :) Enjoy year 2!