Saturday 18 June 2011

Bradford School of Arts & Media - end of year show

Last night I went to the preview of the End of Year show at Bradford. It was really strange because this time last year it was me showing my final collection. I have to say I felt quite sad going back and seeing all the amazing work friends/colleagues had done. For me Textiles stole the show - which isn't to say the Fashion, Graphics and Fine Art weren't good - its a personal choice.

Other shows are Leeds College of Art and Huddersfield - just not sure I will be able to get to them this time.

It also made me realise the lack of personal work I have done over the past year, all due to getting settled into full time employment, juggling family/house/garden - life gets very hectic. I am not making lame excuses its perhaps allowing myself something instead of thinking of others all the time - So I have all my fabric and designs ready for my entry into the Festival of Quilts this year, an art quilt and need to get myself into the practice of being creative, giving myself a little bit of time each week.

I hope that soon I will actually have something to show on my blog instead of just talking.

Thanks Bradford for a great quality show


  1. I've also just come to the end of my first year out of Uni. It's been hard - much harder than I imagined, life and having to make a living kind of gets in the way of creative time. Good luck with your quilt entry.

  2. Carrie, thanks for the comments. I really hope you enjoy your second year - for me the degree got better and better each year.

  3. Good to see you last night, looking forward to seeing your quilt! x

  4. Looking forward to seeing what you do! Glad you liked the show. x