Saturday, December 13, 2008

The End!

we two girls
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I have graduated! The ceremony was very boring, and the parade was rained out, but it was enjoyable all the same. My gown and mortar board looked hideous, as my school decided that navy blue, pink, and yellow were a good combination.

To my surprise i won the peoples choice award! i was so stunned and thrilled at the time all i could do was squeak. This award was voted in by the public, so it's a pretty great thing to win.

I sold two of my paintings at the SITE exhibition, then a woman from a local gallery took another 6 away to put in her christmas show. I'm currently exhibiting with such fantastic artists as Sam Foley and two of my old tutors from art school Olau neilson and Steeve Peryoux. Very exciting! I also sold a couple of little drawings and a big older painting. All this money coming in is just fantastic, perhaps a career as an artist isn't quite so far fetched as i imagined.

Another lovely surprise was my big brother coming down for graduation, and my parents congratulating me by buying me a swell new digital SLR camera ( a Canon eos 1000 to be precise) so i shall be documenting my work a whole lot better as of today.

Internet isn't up at my house yet, so blog updates will be few and far between for a little while longer xoxoxox

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


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My work is all installed and ready for my final exhibition, which starts tomorrow! Try and make it if you can, theres some really interesting stuff, plus i'm working there and will be bored and lonesome.

I'm pretty happy with the way things turned out. It's exciting to have to join the real world and be a real adult. My fingers are crossed for an emerging artist place at COCA (centre of contemporary art) which i have applied for and got a STUNNING reference from one of my tutors (so stunning in fact i believe i teared up a little.. basically said i was a wonderful brilliant talented artists.. he was very sweet)

I'll be away from the internet for a while, until i get it organised at my home, but when i'm back, all my journals will be flooded with art and entries as i'll be a working artist and having nothing better to do then 'research' on the internet! xoxoxoxoxoxox

Thursday, October 2, 2008

let yourself go hungry

I ended up doing about ten more paintings for my final show. Now i have about 28, and can only afford to frame 14. Tough decisions now have to be made! This is a definite, and is one of my favourites.

I officially join the real/working world in a month. This is exciting/scary. I will be sending a bunch of mini portfolios out to different magazines, so if anyone has any suggestions/addresses, i'd greatly appreciate it!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

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I need to start selling things. I have too many paintings i've hung on to for too long. I don't even like them anymore and i know i'll end up throwing them out eventually.

Still preparing for final show, which will be on the 21st of November. I have too many/not enough things to want to display. It is very confusing.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

School Work

So much painting... i'm currently working on a few final works for school. I have three months until i graduate and get my fancy Bachelor of Fine Arts, which won't get me anywhere, but at least i'll have achieved something.

Painted with gouache (or however thats spelled these days) and a little coloured pencil. This work (and all the ones im working on) are only 14cmx14cm so i've been having fun working on tiny details.

I have a few more in the works, and a couple more i've uploaded to my flickr.

Ibought my ticket to Massive Black, in Wellington, and wish it was sooner as i'm already very excited. I'm off to buy stationary and get quotes for framing now, funfun.


Wednesday, August 6, 2008

A Thursday Afternoon.

Today has been a day of sewing and drawing. I haven't finished anything for a while that hasn't been for school, but heres some little things from my sketchbook.