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Been working on the chiton a bit more… all the hemming is now done, so i’m starting to add the red beads;       given that i’m calling the whole piece ‘the witch from the boiling sea’ as a nod the origins of the word eczema, i’m using separated embroidery thread  and knotting it on the wrong side…

the saga so far…

Right. You recall how yesterday I was wittering on about my Thursday morning deadline, argh, etc, blah. Well, that became…. Drumroll… 3 pm today! haaahahahaaaahahahhahaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! So, rather than work on the other ideas i’ve been thinking about I’ve submitted ‘Under my Skin’ as my proposed final major project… eek. A couple of hastily photoshopped images…

resuming my modeling career

‘ey up, Well, yesterday I discussed the models I was making, and to be honest, they turned out ok. Slight masses of pva getting stuck to the tubes i was using as supports, but other than that a reasonably successful experiment – I also tried a bamboo/gutter mesh tripod, pics follow…        I also did…

Site Specific Sculpture… deadline swiftly approaching

Well, I’m not going to be able to get what i wanted done for my assessment. I can plan it, cost it an hopefully get a 3d version of it done but the actual piece is too ambitious… and now i’ve stopped stamping my little feet and am working on the idea more constructively. Firstly, I’ve been…

small joys…

Last week, before the trip to Spain, Yoke and Zoom came in to discuss the sculpture project – as I spent nine months in a local hostel, and Nina was (to put it delicately) also vulnerably housed in her past the subject of homelessness and dealing with it came up. There’s a local hostel near me with…

School Trip to Euskadi

Well, I finally got to see a tiny bit of the world – the college organised a trip to Bilbao, with a day trip to San Sebastian. I’ve never eaten so much fish! Tapas rocks, my thighs ache from the many many steps and my passport will certainly get a lot more use. I missed everybody though,…

Winter Show, Site specific sculptures and stuffishnesses

With all the Winter Show gubbins I’ve been woefully neglectful of the site specific sculpture project… although I did find the time to sort out a couple of little projects in that area that i thought were interesting. Louise Edwards (whose blog can be found here) at college has been doing some really interesting stuff with sandwich boards and…

I Always wanted to be a Model

The Winter Show, Labour and Craftsmanship, is approaching terribly rapidly –  I’ve decided to go for the re-creation of Kerouac’s desk, with the scroll i typed from my notebooks (well over sixteen feet!)looped around the back and curling up in the final version of Moriaty’s paper suitcase.I ordered the wood I’ll need from the timberyard,…

Sketchbook part Six

‘ello. A bit more from my sketchbook – last update for a week or so because I need a break…. (plus I’m working on my exhibit for the winter show…)      Have Happy Seasons full of your favourite things ;-D Vix

Sketchbook Part Five

Five is one of those words like banana – it feels really nice to type…. Anyway, another few pages from my Sketchbook;    Again, more at some later point. Vix