Two steps forward one step back


I was so scared on 20th November to talk about my Proposal for the forthcoming year of my MA Creative Practice. I didn’t really now what to expect of myself. I felt I had prepared what I had wanted to say and I felt ok in my practice as I did over run. I thought I would freeze up and rush through the real thing so thought if I kept talking that was a good thing. On the night the timer was not working apparently but if I’m honest although I knew it was there I didn’t watch it anyway. I think I was so nervous I had too much to take in all at once. I talked about how I felt like an artist even though I don’t know how that should feel! I kind of just know! I talked about the importance of negative comments which are made in the past that I carry with me. Not quite sure if I managed to explain myself properly. I talked about pushing to get into University and the struggle to get there. I talked about my influences at University and coming out with my stained glass experience and commissions. I talked about loosing my second son because it had an impact on my reasons for choosing to paint instead of continuing with glass. It was also important to explain that I wish to find other people’s stories of grief that I can then paint a kind of biography maybe through a landscapes and portraits. Choosing the past in particular and local locations such as Fewston and HARROGATE as this is where some of my ancestors lived and died and I already know some of their stories. I’m not sure if I made this easy to understand. I also talked about how important it was for me to be creative.

Published by pamelacravendavies

I’ve always wanted to be an artist for some reason. What ever that means. Perhaps it means being paid to create art or creating art for yourself? I think it would make me happier to paint every day, to loose myself in the process of painting, drawing, making ! Only of course when I am enjoying it and it’s going well! 😇 I like beautiful things around me. I like colour, pattern and texture. I like history, I like to know what has happened in people’s lives, how they have coped with life and what they have done.

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