Took the show down today, the course going up after us are super lucky that we did it so quickly (we went in after fine art and ended up mopping the floor with loo paper for a good hour or so).
I thought I'd feel a lot sadder than I do but maybe it hasn't all sunk in yet.
I think the thing that makes me saddest is that, as most people know, I wasn't amazingly happy at Westminster so I didn't go in very much which means I didn't get to know half the people in my class.
Prepping for the degree show meant getting to know more people and seeing all their amazing work. So yeah that's the one thing I regret, I think if you're working in an open studio space it's a shame not to socialise and make the most of having so many different people/opinions around you.
So that and gradually beginning to draw a lot better than I did when I started are the two things I'm taking away from the course.
ANYWAY I thought I'd take some time to feature some work from the degree show. I really can't feature everyone but there are a lot of people from my course that I've never featured/mentioned so I thought I'd put some of my nice photographs to good use, click names for their blogs:
P.S. I would LOVE to add that the shop run by myself and Alex made well over £300 in total. About £90 of this was made by postcards sales (postcards that our tutor told us were pointless to sell as "no one buys postcards") so hurrah to us, we were so pleased with the shop and how it turned out and thanks to everyone who helped invigilate it and so on x
So today I got a call saying that basically all my professionally printed business cards are gone.
I just looked in my bag and I have about.. 3 left so I've printed and (badly) cut my own..
I just hope some bigshot doesn't come to the show, see my shoddy cards and spit on it....
It's fine though, I'm pretty flattered. Even if no one took them to get in contact at least people like my drawings on them! Ordered more lovely rounded corner ones from moo.com but they won't be here in time for the show.
Anyway I'll be in tomorrow from about 12 til the end invigilating at the shop. Please pop in and say hi. Everyone's done an amazing job so now we just need as many people as possible to come and have a look!
Private view was tonight and I think it was pretty successful.
Yesterday (late) afternoon the head of illustration helped me put up my one A0 print then turned to me and said 'I think you should get another A0 print' which I stupidly agreed to.
This meant I had a pretty stressful day today and picked up my print from Hoxton at about 4.15pm and didn't hang it until about 5pm...the show opened at 6pm..
But it was busy and everyone was merry. Me and Alex were in charge of the shop which was super busy so I didn't really get to do too much mingling and that.
It is worrying how terrifying I found it when people didn't get me the correct change and I had to work out how much to give them back.
So yes it was a bit hectic and I didn't take my slr so I will take some proper pictures on Saturday before I invigilate (yes I am invigilating at the shop from 12.15 til 6 so come and say hello!)
Also wasn't too lovely to come home from my degree show and find Amelia bloody Gregory has cut it down in one sentence/tweet. But oh well some people have nothing better to do than unnecessarily criticise..
Sort of hasn't sunken in that this is pretty much it yet. I'm not sad to leave uni because this year has been a bit of a joke tutor wise and stuff and I generally didn't ever really get in to the whole 'uni experience' but these last few weeks have been awesome in terms of people helping each other out. Setting up for shows like this really bring out people's best/worst sides for sure.
What a long blog post, I will probably reread this tomorrow when I finally emerge from my bed and delete it out of embarrassment.
Guys, the degree show private view is tomorrow night. The gallery isn't the nicest so I was worried about the show looking terrible if I'm honest but oh my goodness, it's looking amazing. Actually in a mental race to get another A0 print done for tomorrow which I'll have to pick up from Hoxton then make my way to Baker Street. Stress!
It's been weeks of hard work and money and tears and stress (and I'm definitely getting super ill) so please come along it will be awesome! Details in the post below x