Friday 27th April: This weekend I am off to Cardiff, and travelling in the evening of today. But in the day i have lots to sort before i can go jetting off. Firstly My Business Cards Have arrived! The site where i got them told me they would take a long time to arrive, but two days was all it took. Glad i didn't fork out any more money on postage. They have come out a bit darker than i would have liked, but i'm pleased with the result. Its beginning to feel more real that there really isn't much longer left of this year.
11:00 :Lately I haven't been sleeping very well at all, Sleep for an hour and wake up and not be able to get back off. A trouble but i cant stay in bed all day unfortunately. I had to go and collect a letter from the industrial estate. which is quite a bother when you have no car. So i decided to get a taxi and ask it to wait, unbelievably it cost me £9. Extortionate, but much better than the other option of playing chicken under the blind corner death bridge as i like to call it. Dropped in town to run a few errands, Before catching the train.
I adore the views from the train, Strange going past my usual stop and carrying down towards south wales though. The views gave me ideas for future paintings, i would really like to create a series of blurry views from the train journeys i take. It offers views which normally cant be seem and for this reason it really intrigues me. Its a new way of capturing movement too, But in this case, movement from being in a man made vehicle rather than from nature. This distinction could be a new challenge for my future work. Just an idea anyway, But I'm always thinking of ways to develop my work. I never want to be stuck painting the same thing. as for me I'm always looking for new challenges in work. I don't want to expertise a certain style quite yet, there is too much time to discover and learn.
Sunday: Proud day, watching my boyfriend cross the finish line running his first marathon. This is something i couldn't even imagine doing. The furtherst ive ever walked is 22 miles and that did me in for a week, let alone running 26. It was lovely being a part of a crowd of supporters and a great day all round.
Monday: Back in Aberystwyth around 11 am. Its already been a long day of travelling but i take the sacrifice for having a weekend away. Calendar has been changed on the correct day. Home bags dropped off and off in to the School of Art. The final week of university has some how arrived, and im full of mixed emotions. Thankfully today i have found out i have been offered a place to study my masters here, another year painting by the sea and i couldn't be happier. I know it will be hard but i have decided to do it in one year rather than part time, a decision i will inevitably regret, but i can always go down to part time if i find it too difficult. I Just want to finish in a year, 4 years at university doesn't seem so bad, but five years would be a quarter of my life spent here. And as much as i love it, i want to start the next chapter of my life, hopefully still continuing working as a professional artist.