I’m a mature student (36) studying Model Design with digital applications in the UK (fulfilling a dream after a mispent youth having too much fun and not studying).
To be truthful I only became a member so that I could enter the digital art competition with my pathetically limited knowledge of photoshop, but oops … I think I’m hooked. The artwork is stunning … but also intimidating…I have a lot to learn! After reading a blog by Celia Coulter titled ‘How I make art – challenge’ I would like to add the following comments:
I have a room at home where I can work in solitude and store any unusual or interesting things I find. I never throw anything away and I love to work surrounded by mess, clutter, odds and ends, general chaos. I’m the Health & Safety Execs idea of hell on earth. A small selection of inspirational items I keep are; driftwood, dried seaweed, shells, pebbles, beads, dried plants, unusual dead insects, a wasps nest (minus the occupants ofcourse), melted metal pieces from a bonfire, small electrical and mechanical components, interesting items from car boot sales, textiles, tree bark, broken tiles, blown egg shells and so on … theres a room full… you get the idea.
My kids think its weird and my husband says that a hundred years ago I’d have been burnt at the stake. Does anyone else keep such things or do I just need to grow up and hire a waste skip ?