Friday, 27 July 2012

Degree Show 2012 - A Closer Look

The Greatest Thing You'll Ever Learn...

The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return

Ever since I can remember I had always dreamed of going to Paris. So when one of my best friends from home announced that that she would be moving to Paris for a year me and a few friends jumped at the chance to go along to visit.

Its was an amazing few days and a lot 1 euro wine, macarons, pastries and baguettes were consumed.

Even McDonalds in France is a million times better!

Love Lockdown

This was now over a year ago and I'm now desperate to go back! Such a beautiful city and there is so much more I want to explore and see (and eat)

Graduation 2012

On the 19th June 2012 the sun finally came out and I graduated from Dundee University with an Honours Degree in Fine Art. It was a day I was unsure I would ever see. The first three years of art school were a struggle for me in terms of the course. I had little idea of what I was doing and if I should even be there at all but in my 4th and final year things finally clicked into place for me. I knew that painting was for me and my confidence in using oils slowly grew. So although it was the toughest year it was also my most enjoyable despite many a sleepless night and rarely seeing daylight! 

To be perfectly honest I was disappointed with my final grade as I feel it did not reflect all the hard work I put in but I guess that's the thing about art - it is so subjective! I would not change the time and effort I put in for the world though as it meant that my final Degree Show was full of work I was happy to show (well happy enough being a perfectionist n all!)

So now I'm being thrown out into the Big Bad World, we'll just have to see what happens next!

Degree Show Opening 2012.

So it was a long, hard slog but we all finally made it to the Duncan of Jordanstone Degree Show 2012! A week long event to showcase the talent of 4th year students in Dundee. It was an amazing turn out! And I was so proud to be exhibiting next to hundreds of extremely talented students many of which will go far I am sure!

Me and my oldest and bestest friend Alex (Check out her blog )