Blue Biro Post-It Notes

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Oh-so-bored in the charity shop this afternoon. I drew these. On tiny paper, and with blue fricking biro, which I quite detest. I’ve had a hard day.

Charity Shop Manager – “Oh they’re very good, have you thought about going to art school or something?”

Me – “I did. I have a degree in Fine Art.”

I really think she knew this. I wrote it on the application form, she hired me. Although she also informed me that there are 88 million people diagnosed with heart disease in the UK. There aren’t that many people living in the UK. I need to get out of there.

This is what you wanted.

Teresa Margolles won the Artes Mundi award! Hurrah! YAY! Go have a look at the New Blood Art blog to see some words I wrote about her wonderful work. So very glad she won. There couldn’t have been any one else in my mind.

I am thoroughly preoccupied with job hunting at the moment, and so the art is suffering. You’d think that with all this time on my hands I’d be making loads of stuff…. Oh Em. Come on. Do something. Still drawing (always drawing), but nothing much to show. Have some lovely little sketches.

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Spray Paint Ladies

I am moving, and so, of course, I have a shit-load of work to go through and sort out and throw away. 3 A1 portfolios of work from university that I’d almost forgotten about/was trying to forget about. But I found some good paintings that I did…… at the end of first year?! So… from 2009? I had a spray paint phase (until my finger-tip went numb…. I lost all feeling in it… for about 6 months?! It still goes numb now when it’s cold.) Anyway, these are on BIG bits of paper, and I started off really loosely, sketching with spray paint, and then worked into them with acrylic paints. I really, really like them. I want to work big, but do not have the space. Or the spray paint.

Finding these old painting has inspired some new paintings… smaller, and neater, and watercolour…. But they’re nice. Not finished yet. I always surprise myself when I realise that yes, you can paint quite well if you actually try Emma. Not a very good photo sorry. Prettier in real life. But I’m very happy with them so far 🙂

 

Old spray paint ladies….