Sunday, April 3, 2011

Six Weeks Down.

Hard to believe I've made it through the first six weeks of my course, having completed the Sculpture and Printmaking components, simply because I didn't think I would.. I can't believe how intense the course is. Part of me wishes the pace was slower but if I'm honest another part of me is exhilarated by the challenge and having my skills pushed ahead like this. I worked really hard to complete the artists book that was to 'showcase' our lino efforts, thinking I would reward myself with some sewing projects afterwards but no time for that as it's right into the deep end now with painting - yikes! - and on goes the pace.......  I wish I could put up some photos of what I've done (the sculpture of my head - now abstracted in a surrealist style - to scare you and the bookmaking/lino print project because I really like it) but our main computer is out of action due to a virus (the whole thing now has to be emptied out and rebuilt) and I can't access my photos. I've had to satisfy myself with this beautiful image pinched from an Abundance recent post. Worth a visit there as Mady always has the most beautiful and inspiring images.
Another thing I'd like to put up is the zine I've made for the printmaking course. The first one I've ever made which was a lot of fun and exciting since I've always loved zines, though not done one myself. I'm even taking my teachers advice and have signed up for the Canberra Zine fair next week to try and make myself a neat $4.50. Oh all right, I hope to sell more than one, I can't lie, but if I make enough to buy a frivolous fashion magazine then I'll be happy. Actually I really want to read the book We Have Met The Enemy (have you heard of it?) about excess, temptation and addiction in our culture so I think I'll aim for that which will mean selling 8 of the little things. So wish me luck. I'll try and post it during the week (if only my partner could just get that little bit nerdier and fix the virus....). Hope you are having a great weekend.


Ruby-Robin said...

Hey Luna,
Congrats on the first six weeks of your term. Would love to see some of your work. Hope you can recover some stuff from your computer, that sucks. Very exciting about your zine :-) Hope it goes well. Hope you are travelling well.
Ruby Robin ox

Minnado said...

Well done of gettign through the first six weeks. It sounds so intensive but I am a little jealous. I am intrigued to see the painting you do. And the zine sounds great, good luck with the selling. Do you get a break for easter?

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

six weeks down- good for you- Show us some stuff once your computer gets sorted out!

karenw said...

Bring a copy of your zine to tennis - would love to see it. Oh and don't forget your lino print book.

hope col is feeling better as well and has't passed his bug onto you..and tell him to pull his finger pout and fix your computer - doesn't he realise that your fans are hanging out for your very cool work!

Getrealmommy said...

Yes, I want to see your work too!

gretchenmist . . . {belinda} said...

your course sounds amazing. well done getting through the first part.
fingers crossed for your sick computer and your zine sales :)