journal entry - 02/04/17 - sometime late at night i feel terrified of my own body, even though all it's doing is feeling. Like a fear of the future, it's a fear of the unknown. Sometimes i cant't understand what my body is trying to tell me, which means i have to judge the situation… Continue reading body vs mind
When all else fails, write it down. That's what people tell me to do, anyway. It's hard to constantly assess my artwork when something much bigger is going on in my brain, and has been for a long while. My crippling anxiety seems to have pushed everything else away, and made itself the priority in my… Continue reading not just about art anymore
I haven't posted here for a while, mainly because I felt like I was being far too pretentious for my own good. But after constantly struggling with ideas for projects, I finally feel like I'm getting the hang of creating work without having big ideas. The thought of just 'making', with no idea what my outcome… Continue reading finding my way
As the first term of my foundation year comes to a close, I'm astounded by how fast time has gone. It's already been 7 weeks, a quarter of the time I'll spend at UCA this year. For some time I have been feeling very content with my current creative situation; spending most of my time making… Continue reading inspiration?
If the fine art pathway felt like a new beginning for me, then the graphic design rotation was a huge leap. Organising my portfolio from the past six weeks has reminded me quite how new graphic design was to me. I had never used adobe illustrator, never designed a poster using a computer and never… Continue reading Evaluating Graphic Design
I like to tell people that art is 'my thing', because it's what I enjoy and it's the one thing I feel mildly skilled at. But in reality, art is so alien to me that I seem to have new revelations every day. Researching for my fashion/3D design project has made me realise that the specialised pathways… Continue reading everything’s connected…
My name is Ellen, and in September I started studying at University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, doing a foundation diploma in art and design. This is my new beginning. I am particularly fearful of change, but this big leap hasn't rocked me so far - the course has been going on for a month… Continue reading A New Beginning