Sunday, 29 March 2009

What have i done today?

....Nothing thats what! maybe i have creative block, or maybe im still stressed. Im having a negative and unproductive day.
I tried a few things this morning but im not sure what im heading towards, i keep feeling that im doing everything with no direction, i know i need to sample i just need some idea of a final goal to justify to myself why im doing things (that kinda makes sense to me even if i it doesnt to you)

My house is a bit of a state still and my work area is soooo overcrowded with mess, i took all my work downstairs and laid it out on the floor so i could look at it as a whole without all the chaos surrounding it. It hepled a bit because i found i few samples i forgot about, but im still no further ahead. Im definatly putting too much pressure on myself to come up with something fantastic for my degree show, think im just going to relax and try and enjoy it without worrying to much about my mark.
Its 24 time now i think, then a nice bath maybe
carrie xxxxx
p.s heres a nice pic of when i was nice and warm and relaxed on the beach in San Deigo. Happy times :)

Saturday, 28 March 2009

Afflecks palace

We had a fun if not slightly cold trip to Manchester today Me, Jeremy(my one and only) and Emma (my partner in crime) wanted to check out Afflecks, mainly to check out shop rental prices for when we graduate and attempt to conquer the business world! They are OK actually and im really excited as the manager seemed quite positive. Its been a stressful few weeks and it was nice to get excited again! all work and no play makes Carrie one stressed gal.

There are some really cool shops and some quirky people about we even saw Woodchip Boutique who have frequented our SU for the last few weeks, they were braving it outside on one of the stalls (wouldn't really fancy doing that on a day like today, i like the warm!).

I'm planning a full day of sampling tomorrow, why is it i always find a distraction from my degree work? its not like i don't want to do it.... hmmm.

Degree project!

My project is based on deconstruction, possibly because my house as almost been demolished and re built over the last year, but who knows how the mind works, all i know is that I'm obsessed with demolished or part demolished buildings at the moment, seeing the fabric of them on display along with he disarray of bent metal and rubble all around, for me its not about who lived there or what is was used for, I'm just fascinated by the visual image of what is left (wow this really helps put into words what I'm thinking)

...anyway, I'm very into my recycling at the moment doing my bit and all that! but giving all my plastic/glass/paper etc to the council to get rid of is one thing, I'm more interested in how i can use reclaimed materials (ie things that would usually end up in landfill) in my creative work. I think iv given myself a challenge as it does potentially limit me in some ways but i think its worth doing 'something rather than nothing' as i like to say!

i think this is all i can manage for eyes hurt! ill put a few pictures up soon when i find some samples that are not too embarrassing for the world to see!
Carrie x