At last, I have made the commitment to finish the final year of my degree, my youngest will be starting school in September and now seems like the right time! After much thought and deliberation, I've chosen to pursue Textiles and Surface Pattern Design. While I'm incredibly excited at the prospect, I'm also slightly nervous and a little apprehensive. Having already done the first two years with a young family in tow, I am under no illusions of how tough it's going to be, despite my wonderful and supportive family. Plus, oh my goodness I have got so much to learn about pattern! So in an attempt to start as I mean to carry on, I've been going slightly pattern crazy by starting with some of my existing work and getting to grips with creatine pattern repeats in photoshop. Hopefully, with some practice my pattern designing will become a little more sophisticated. I'm really intrigued at the thought of looking back in a years time and seeing how my work has evolved!
And the bag belongs to ... Aretha Franklin! It's a bag full of opulence and glamour fit for the Queen of Soul herself! I have to confess, this is an updated version, as I did repaint Aretha after I submitted my piece, because I was in such a rush to finish in time I really wasn't happy with the way she came out originally!
So, the first month of Bootcamp is a wrap and as usual I have learnt an absolute tonne. There's something about having a deadline to meet and actually posting your work into a gallery that pushes you beyond all your expectations. Not to mention everything you learn from the Facebook community where fellow Matsians generously share their tips and knowledge. On Monday our next mini assignment will be revealed, which I wait for with great curiosity and anticipation.
In the meantime why not check out the marvellously inspiring Gallery of Bootcamp Art, I think there's over 600 pieces of work to view. It always amazes me how different everyones interpretation of the assignment is!