Tuesday, 30 May 2017

I finally finished art school (+ degree show snippets!)

From Whitby a couple of days ago

Hello again!! I've had to distance myself a lot from Twitter and the blogging world recently as I've been so busy with university. I know in my head I always thought I could balance the two but I just couldn't and I had to let this little part of me sink a bit. I loooove to blog and I've always been somebody who likes to write and keep journals. What I hate is when it starts to feel like a job. So... I'm writing this post to say that I'm taking the pressure off myself and I'll be posting when I feel like it without worrying about the numbers. As a designer and illustrator, that will always come first!

Degree show collection: Screen prints on linen

Design visualisations

Lino prints on lasercut plywood

I recently finished putting up my final collection for the degree show in June and I cannot believe my three years at university is basically over.  I'm so proud of everything I've accomplished! I've blogged pretty much my whole creative existence since starting my degree and that makes it even weirder for me. I've come so far since my very first day as an anxious, naive teen and it's just another reminder of how fast time flies by. 

I know life won't be all sunshine and rainbows especially as a graduate, but I am expecting that. My plan is to continue drawing, painting, printing and making whilst setting my own goals and aiming for the things I really really want in life. I don't even know how it feels to not be in education so I'm actually pretty excited to not be a student anymore... I think the only thing I will miss are the discounts!

I hope you like the snippets of my degree show collection shown above and on my Instagram, it'll be on display at Leeds College of Art from June 10th - June 15th (more info here) and I'll also be exhibiting at New Designers Part One in London at the end of June! A while ago I was interviewed by Becky from Printed Forest about my design practice, so please go have a read and take a look at the rest of her beautiful blog whilst you're there. She posts lots of wonderfully arty things too!

Thanks for reading x

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