21 April 2013

Incidentally...

I was very lucky to be part of the Secret 7" fundraiser for a second consecutive year, this time in aid of Art Against Knives. Here is my cover design for Laura Marling's 'The Beast' based on the line "and he lies, he lies so sweet that I choke", which was exhibited for one weekend – April 13th and 14th – and sold the following weekend, on Record Store Day, (yesterday) at their profoundly successful fundraiser at  Mother in Shoreditch, alongside an abundance of admirable artists. To see all of the participants' work and find out more about the exhibition and the cause click here.

Yeah you city grrrl

One thing that I have delayed to post is my signed copy of the CSS 7" single design that I created for Secret 7" 2012. The arrival of the single was itself delayed due to the first copy going missing in the post. Nevertheless the extremely kind Secret 7" team arranged to have another copy produced and the prolonged wait did not decrease excitement of seeing it in print.

20 April 2013

In April I open my bill

It is rapidly approaching the anniversary of my graduation and its is clear that evidence of my postgraduate creative progression on this blog is severely lacking. 

The motivation to produce new work has been, without the routine of going to the studio each day, surrounded by like-minded peers, more difficult than anticipated. Conversely, it has been very easy since moving back to my home town, to slip into the monotonous cycle of going to my postgraduate job in retail each day, convincing myself it is only temporary, and filling my days off with an endless to-do list of distractions- all of which leave me with very little to present on my blog. 

However, I am happy to say my new 'work' has not been without compensation. I have been scrupulously saving and within the next few months I will be re-locating to our nation's capital, a move that I hope will inspire the vibrant and discomforting motivation I have been without.

My creative hibernation is over and whether it be new work or a documentation of a continuing spiral into the uninspiring life as a sales assistant, be assured I will be blogging.