Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Post Degree Blues

Well, it's so busy in here I could just die of excitement!

I have put on two degree shows now, this fine art one, and another one for my Illustration work. My Illustration blog is http://blackbirds-birdhouse.blogspot.com
Lately my Illustration work has taken over. I have graduated with an upper 2:1, so I'm really pleased with that, and it seems I make a pretty good illustrator.
Last week I went to London to exhibit my work at New Designers. I've spent the past few weeks preparing some work for that and trying to get my website finished. The website is something that I need to spend time on still.
But I've been rushing around London sorting out membership with the A.O.I. and chatting to a guy from the BBC, who wanted to know if we'd be interested in doing Flash animations...
It's been 2 months since I finished University, and I haven't had any opportunities yet, although I've been busy getting my myspace page up to date in case anyone checks the links on my business cards, I've been keeping a sketchbook, although it was my intention to draw something every day, I've had other stuff to sort out - bills to pay, hostels to book, travel to arrange, all the time trying to get commissions as an illustrator.
I wasted far too much time trying to get a part time job so that I don't have to rely on benefits. Nothing was coming up; no one replied to my applications, and I was just wasting my time with that, it was getting me down.
So I decided to concentrate on New Designers as a potential career opportunity, and am busy following up some leads from that.
I managed to go to the White Cube gallery in Hoxton Square to see Ernesto Caivano's exhibition: http://www.whitecube.com/exhibitions/ernesto_caivano/
This is AMAZING!

In other news, my Degree Show blog on a-n has been quoted profusely by Andrew Bryant in this month's a-n magazine!
Pretty good publicity I hope :-)