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Blue Couple, a busy year and other stuff.

June 2, 2014

Just getting back into blogging after a very busy year at De Montfort University. The two images in the previous posts are two halves of a piece, Blue Couple exhibited earlier this year at The New Walk Museum as part of the Leicester Society of Art annual show. It was finished only just in time for the show and sold so I feel as if I never really had it for long. Its a weird thing I do want to sell my work but feel attached to it in quite a personal way. Especially when the content is personal which even if not obvious my work normally is.

What have I been doing to prevent me from keeping this blog up to date?? Well it has been an interesting and rewarding year teaching on Foundation Art and Design as usual and what a brilliant year. Some excellent students and a really fantastic show. I have thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to seeing how they all get on at degree level. I have also been teaching Life drawing with First year Game Art Degree students. Quite challenging with the initial large groups but I’ve seen some great drawing and it has been a pleasure. Just hoping to be back there next year. I have had another new challenge working on a drawing project with the U3A in Countesthorpe. I am lucky that my career enables me to work with such diverse groups. This was such a great experience, working with more mature students is quite leveling. They bring a whole life time of experiences and there are lively discussions on a whole range of topics during the sessions as well as plenty of humour. I’m looking forward to some new projects with the hopefully. Add to that several community workshops in some interesting locations it really has been a busy year. Thanks and good luck to all my students, its a pleasure as ever to teach enthusiastic and delightful students.

So what is happening now? Some tragic circumstances have meant I will not be opening my studio this year as normal as part of The Harborough Artist Cluster. I will be participating in Art Windows (see image below of last year’s piece), Quinns and other group events around the same time. I’m actually looking forward to a different summer working on drawing and other creative projects.  There is the LSA annual again later this year and the Project show which I try to enter if I can.  Sometimes it is good to stop and review things; something I tell my students to do regularly but possibly fail to do myself.

 

Exhibited in Wesses's Bakery Window 2013.

Exhibited in Wesses’s Bakery Window 2013.

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  1. June 9, 2014 7:37 am

    Love this Heather 🙂

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