Things have been busy the past couple of months and I am experiencing to full effect the juggling of everyday chores, working 5 days, doing an MA and most importantly fitting in making and producing work. I was lucky enough to be shortlisted for a commission with MEPC Wellington Place, Leeds which I unfortunately didn't get chosen for but the experience was a very positive one. Feedback from the presentation was extremely good and all concerned loved my work and were very interested in the concept and reasoning behind it all. They got it! and a comment from one of the panel 'I will never look at a leaf in the same way again' made the whole experience worthwhile; that is exactly what I want my audience to come away thinking. After the disappointment of not getting the commission I was lucky enough to be contacted by one of the panel who was interested in buying one of my pieces. This was a great compromise and a recognition of how good my work really is.
I have also sold other smaller pieces of framed work over the past few weeks and an image accepted in the A5 magazine which circulates in London. I am frantically applying for other opportunities nationally and internationally so we will see what the outcomes are from these in the next month or so.
Instagram has become a slight obsession with me at the moment! For creatives I feel this social media platform is a perfect format. Its all about the image.Being linked to other like minded people gives you another support network (be it a virtual one) to validate your creative efforts. The layout of the profile page also acts as a kind of ongoing calendar of the different stages of work and pieces I am producing; it is good to see them visually laid out like this to reflect on the journey of making.
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