Sunday, 9 October 2016

Doodles, dogs and messing up

Heart eyed babe

This week I've been suuuper busy working on my dissertation, in my head I thought it was going to be quite simple but I don't think I've ever had to do something this difficult so please excuse the lack of updates on my blog, Instagram and Twitter; I'm trying to figure it all out!

The dissertation requires practical work alongside the written research and whilst I have no troubles writing and creating things it's the "linking them together" part I'm failing to get my head around.  I'm still figuring out colours and themes, but I'm sure it will all fall into place (fingers crossed) and I'll hopefully be sharing some beautiful work soon. In the meantime these are a couple of inky doodles and something from my dissertation that I don't think I'll continue with. 

Cute dog being annoying (but cute)

The dog jumping around actually came from an A3 collaged scene, but I just wasn't happy with the colours so I cropped out my favourite bit and played around in Photoshop. Sometimes when I'm in the studio environment I feel a little bit of pressure (that everything has to look good because I'm constantly surrounded by other people,) whereas when I'm at home I can mess up because only I see it and I choose what everyone else sees via the internet. 

Living in this social media age of "perfection" I feel like it's slowly creeping into our every day expectations. I know it mostly comes down to my own anxious thoughts but it is something that's been nagging me recently and it has made me develop a small fear of making mistakes. One of my previous projects that I completed at home was very different for me and out of my comfort zone; it turned out great! But I don't think it would have had the same result if I had done it at university. I know it's a silly feeling and I can do whatever I want. I'll get over it, but it's good to get my feelings out somewhere hah. It's totally fine to mess up sometimes especially when it does involve experimenting with new things!

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