So, I set up this blog and vowed I would make an entry every two weeks....here it is. Since I last posted I have been working towards a design for The Year of the Bus Sculpture Trail, which I submitted today. I can't say it was easy coming up with a design for this...having been rejected for quite a few exhibitions that I have entered, I have lost a bit of confidence in my work and so found it hard to have faith in my ideas. However, I am pleased with the end result and excited to have entered (will post a picture once the deadline has closed).
At first, I was overcomplicating things. I read up lots about the different types of buses and the history of London buses but in the end decided to go for a design that I would be inspired to make and that people would enjoy looking at. So, I submitted an entry to celebrate the introduction of hybrid buses and drew lots of bright, fun flowers, some birds, a rainbow and am really pleased with how it has come out. Fingers crossed it gets chosen!
Having found a studio space (at The Arches, Southampton), I was keen to move in but shortly after agreeing to take the space, a leak occurred due to the road being resurfaced above! A bit of a blessing that this happened before I moved in and not afterwards! However, it has put things on hold for moving into the space. I met with the studio manager today and have the all clear to move in next week, which is great news! It also means I have space for a giant bus sculpture if I get the commission.
As for my other mosaics, I decided to look back at the inspiration I have collected previously because I keep logging ideas and then forgetting about them. I decided to continue with making the rust inspired mosaics and have ordered some lovely red colours to try out. I am keen to get started on these soon.
It has been a fairly busy but productive couple of weeks and beautiful weather too! :)
I have decided to start a blog for several reasons. To help me remember all the things that inspire me, to share these with others and to keep a record of everything that I am doing. I will update my blog regularly. Feel free to share and comment on posts!
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