I still haven't had word back from the University about my studio space so I have been trying to create smaller works that I can do in the flat, although it's great being able to work at home it's just not the same as having your own studio space. My boyfriend Tom has kindly made a space for me in his studio at Tin Roof so that I can work without feeling like I'm making a huge mess.
The University, as a lot of people know has been going through a bit of a face lift recently and has acquired various new skips which is great for me. Due to the fact that I still don't have a lot of room to work in I couldn't pick up big things so instead I salvaged a few gems that were one the floor. I made these very small mixed media pieces, I got the frames from charity shops. It's been fun making them and it has got me in the mood to make more.
I also found some new textures from cooking pans and frying pans. I like the scratches in the metal and the shapes that the fat has left behind and also the different marks and textures from the burnt herbs.
To conclude I have done two graphite drawings, I haven't done any fine drawings for a long time and I wanted to see if I could still do it. I'm rather happy with how how these drawings came out, they were just for a bit of fun.