Sunday, 3 August 2008

Catch Up...

So, my four years are over...the Degree Show has been and gone...

Opening night was madness, I could barely move out of the area I was displaying in, but luckily Jinju was close by for a little friendly support. I was barely even able to get out when my family came to visit and didn’t know how to get up to the Degree Show space. During the week, okay, so I was a tad sad and was there 9 ‘til late most nights, however, it was a great, but totally surreal experience as I met old friends who I genuinely didn’t expect to see ever again, I saw my school art teacher Mr Maxwell who tried to steal one of my chess pieces and Mr Henderson who walked straight past me and looked at the wrong Emily’s work. I saw my tutors from college and David said my sketchbooks were no longer splodgy...charming...then, five minutes after closing the doors on our Degree Show, I made my second sale!

...my 23rd birthday has been and gone...

Yes, on the 31st of May I turned 23, so a few days before I had a lovely picnic with my friends on Balgay Hill in the middle of a lovely clearing where Fe insisted on trying to tempt every passing dog over. Claire made me this amazing birthday cake with black and white check on it (very attractively enjoyed by Fe and Jen – mmm, nice). Then I had a nice day with my family on the actual day – okay actually we went to Ikea, but I got to drive back from Glasgow – I hate motorways, but love dual carriageways – which meant getting to drive faster than normal and getting to overtake my dad. Hehe.

...Graduation has been and gone...

I now officially have my Bachelors of Design (with Honours) in Jewellery and Metalwork. YIPPY!

...New Designers has been and gone...

New Designers was mad...not only a week in London but the actual show was so big. I really enjoyed myself and one SDC Gallery in London are going to exhibit some of my work as of January so I’ve got to get cracking and make some new stuff given that Claire (of the wonder birthday cake making) is selling some of my degree show work in her new shop in Stirling. It was just nice being part of that sort of exhibition.

...since then...

Since London lots of things have happened and in turn very few things. Just before I went one of my best friends, Yvonne, had her second child the gorgeous Michael who I’ve yet to go and see (I know, bad friend – but hopefully she brings with her good gifts). I sold my Labradorite necklace. I was commissioned and sold a chain necklace and a pair of earrings to Pat from work. I’m trying to make the decision as to whether I forgo my Masters for a year and make a go of just selling or I take a chance at a late entry onto the course at Dundee – a decision I’ve been desperately trying to make and haven’t yet managed. I’ve been hobbling around with Sciatic, caused by a mixture of the joyous way a jeweller works and standing up for days on end at the degree show and new designers....basically, I’ve duffed up my back and I’m sore. And finally and very sadly, we lost two of our four cats the week I was in London. Pepper and Gillespie are, obviously after 14 years as part of our family are very deeply missed. They were absolutely adored and are irreplaceable.

...and next...

Well, hopefully I will be making more and making decisions about the future, but I promise I will keep this more up to date.

(My uncle has been nagging me through my mum to update my blog, which since leaving uni I’ve been neglecting. This was down to a lack of broadband and none of pictures loading up. We have however gotten it and I shall now be keeping things more up to date.)

3 comments:

Her Uncle! said...

Glad to see you've updated- I'm using this as a selling tool for you, you know! ;-)

M xxx

Emily said...

Haha, do your bullying yourself rather than through my mother!

Glad to know people can post annoymously now, always useful.

unk said...

Ha, you think I'm leaving you a trail to my blog? Not yet, sweetie, not yet...

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