Tagged: creativity

When I was about 15 my little cousins showed me the site polyvore, I just started using it the way my cousins did, I made little outfits and to be honest never really had much fun with it. I forgot it existed until about 3 years ago, I remembered it had a clipper tool, and simple photoshop-esque software. I began using it to quickly and easily make collages, and portraits. It is one of my favourite ways of making art. This Semester I am doing a module in Contemporary portraiture, after a wee catch up with my tutor Im excited! I want to explore and create, using some of my polyvore collages as inspiration.

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First day of new volunteer position

I’ve just started volunteering for an art advocacy project that I used to attend myself. Its called Art Angel and it is “run by and for people with experience of mental health difficulties in Dundee”. There are a variety of different groups from writing to photography, to the more general open art groups, there is also a youth group for anyone over 16 to about 23. But there is no pressure for you to have to make anything. A lot of the time when I was a part of the youth group and the art group I would come in just to sit in good company, chat and take full advantage of the biscuits and tea available.

There was no scary feeling walking in, it felt like no time had passed. The kitchen still smelled like zest-it, the place was still bright and warm and filled with hundreds of beautiful  works of art. I introduced myself to everyone as they came in, and felt so welcomed. My first day on the job involved floating about, helping if someone couldn’t find something, and making cups of tea. I was also encouraged to make something if i wanted, which gave me a great opportunity to sit with the group and chit chat, learn about some really  clever and interesting people. I think i’m going to like volunteering here.

 

http://artangeldundee.org.uk/the-art-angel-project/

 

 

 

The importance of bringing small ideas to fruition

I spent a week procrastinating. I let my insecurities about uni turn in to a big scary all encompassing life crisis. After boring everyone I know with my moans I realized I probably had to wise up . I went in to uni yesterday and finished soldering a wee sample I had in my mind and I finished it.  I cant describe how just completing a very small thing in my head made me all chuffed with myself and for now at least I have a totally different mindset on everything that’s being asked of me at concerning uni… also went charity shopping and bought myself some amazing boots, pretty sure they helped.