Sunday, 14 October 2012

Arting about

Hey guys!
It's been a bit frantic lately with work and piano and art and other things. I can't believe it's October already. I don't even know where the rest of 2012 has gone. I'm turning 21 on Tuesday the 16th and I'm preparing for a busy week this week. Well actually a busy month. I'm having a party at the end of November to celebrate with all my friends. It'll be a Hogwarts High Tea theme complete with treats from the books and House colour buntings (which I've already started sewing!) and so many other cool things. I'm keen to start cooking for it now!
I'm also taking German lessons at Tafe, which are just excellent. I'm learning so much and I'm really getting the knack of it. If you ever want to take up a language I would highly recommend doing so through Tafe (y'know... if you live in Australia).
AND (so many things!) I've reapplied for uni next year (I don't even know if I've mentioned that I quit my course this semester but now you all know). I want to major in art history so that was my first choice but I did apply for some fine arts courses as well just in case. As such, I have to put together a portfolio. Of finished works. Of which I have very few. At least recently. I don't want to go in with a folder of 10 works, half of which were from my HSC three years ago. So I'm starting to get a move on with finishing things now so I'll have at least a few more to put in my folio. It's just crazy, you know? What do you put in a portfolio and what do you leave out? What if your works are like mine and just crazy and experimental and don't seem to show any sort of style? I'm just trying to get my head around it all and I'm sure I'm just overreacting. I have to have something portfolio-worthy in that spare room which I call my workshop.
So here are some photos of creative, arty things I've been doing lately.
Clay flower, homemade purple sealing wax and handmade polymer clay Hogwarts sealer, more work on the Honeybee series, pencil drawing of Ryan Kwanten (I just found a picture in a magazine, I haven't a clue who he is but it's all I had to draw at the time), hand-dyed/painted dress, more squares on Chris.
Please excuse the Instagram. It's all I've got right now!
Feel free to ask me anything! I'll write a more detailed post about the homemade sealing wax soon because that was pretty interesting stuff. It's not your ordinary candle wax!
Drop me a line. I'd love to hear from anyone who's secretly reading my blog.
Monica

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