The rest of the week

So my new work hard project has had its ups and downs so far, i had some really productive days but then sleep caught up with me and i got distracted. Did some inDesign things for Shimell and Madden, thats now been put on hold due to the abrupt end of my inDesign tiral… sucks to be poor.

Anyway i’m sure ll get back to it soon! This is what i had done so far.. ^^

on Make day I made a cake, instead of Art and on Display day i displayed excellent abilities to sleep threw my alarm.
Saturday was Work day and thats what I did, I spent it at work!

Sunday was the best day of the week, spent at home relaxing, out having pizza and going to the cinema and back home for Camelot! Cant complain about Sundays!

Today is Hunt day, but mainly ive been waiting for an Asda delivery, and packing away our Asda delivery, calling Asda about missing things in my delivery…. Maybe tomorrow…

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Operation Time Table day 1

Today was HUNT DAY! I applied for 1 job today, at the national portrait gallery. I would have managed at least 3 today had it not been for all the forms involved with applying to these kinds of places. You cant just send your CV and a letter, you have to rewrite your letter within an application form, a bit of a pain but its a nice little part time job! Wish me luck! Now Im off to work, those cakes aren’t gonna slice themselves!

See it’s Monday!

Timetablicious

One year ago i had my last tutorial at Camberwell… We allocated the spaces for the final show, my video was far from done and i was probably really stressed out! Today im not stressed out… but i am being proactive for a change. YEY!

The last few weeks have been soo hectic, but they have been all about LUKE! Ill tell you all about it in another post!

So anyway, today the focus is back on INA, and in order to get my act back together i have created something special. Its called a TIME TABLE!

I created it in InDesign (Im learning!) And even did a few quick illustrations for it in Illustrator (Woop!). Basically its a way for me to structure my week better, giving me a chance to do a little bit of everything, rather then one nothing at all..
The idea is that each day i focus on one area, i can spend as much or as little time with it as I want, but just spending a little time would be worth it in the long run.

My main objective is to increase my chances of getting a job that does not make me suicidal, and to create new art so that I can get some new work exhibited! Im worrying lately that ill focus too much on one side (say job hunting) that ill completely ignore my art, and i dont want to do that. So ill be spending one day a week only making new work, another learning new skills etc. It seems kinda hardcore but i work best when there are strick deadlines to work with, anyway ill be at work pretty much all the time anyway, so there wont be that much time spare.

Im gonna try to update my blog with my (hopefully) progress.

So here is my multi coloured bright and shiny brand spanking new time table:

isn’t that nice!

The days all have a different focus, the pic is pretty small but you can just see it if you have a lovely big computer like mine!

The days are as follows:

HUNT (job hunting)
LEARN (at the moment focusing on illustrator)
TRY (applying for exhibitions, competitions and residences- its all about art)
MAKE (new artwork, drawings etc)
DISPLAY (updateing websites, blog etc, work on portfolio and CV and indesign)
WORK (saturday is all about housework, shopping, cooking, cleaning and doing whatever i ran out of time to do)
ENJOY (sundays are for relaxing with Luke, tv, movies and whatever)

Bank Holliday Monday? No Thank You, Not For Me!

According to my trusty calendar I am suppose to have everything finished by the end of NEXT WEEK!!!! EEEEEK!!!!!

Somehow i think ill be fine tho, if i stop sleeping and eating.

Anyway I made a plan, an almost complete plan for this week! It goes as follows:

Monday:

-Put together new strawberry animation (done!)
– Sort out the 50 words, emails and websites for the postcards (almost done!)
-Set up new meeting (done, it will be on Wednesday at 11)
-Blog (in progress)
– Go to the supermarket and get new strawberries for time-lapse (Done!)
– Look up prizes for CDs and stickers for the Final Show Catalog
– Start new strawberry time-lapse!
-Work on the final video
– Bake a Cake (why? Cuz i takes my mind off all the crap i need to do today!)

Tuesday:

– Write the 300 word statement i have pestered everyone else about writing
– Write the 50 work statement that I have pestered everyone else about writing
– Blog about last weeks meeting
– Work on film
– Go to post office!
– Look up prices of postcards printers in the UK
– Work on the film some more

Wednesday:

– 11:00 meeting about cds, postcards, budget etc.
– Forward all the 50 and 300 word statements and pictures to Kevin for the website, to JB for the postcards, to Yui for the catalog and to Susan for the Zine
–  Try to work out a budget!
– Organize a tutorial with andy for next week
– Work on film

Thursday:

– Blog about wednesdays meeting
– Work on the film

Friday:

– Work on film all day!
– Start a low quality render of the at that point final film!

If i am still alive after that i will celebrate  at the launch party for Awkward Magazine nr. 2 on Saturday!

Thuesday 20ts of april and yesterday

So yesterday i made a plan for the day and it worked out pretty good.

I have made a new plan for today but i thought i would talk about what i ended up doing yesterday first:

I set up the equipment to take some photos but i forgot the power leads for the lights so i could not take any photos yesterday. Instead i worked on some application forms and in after effects where i figured out how i can animate my drawings using the stroke effect, once i have played with it some more i will make a little vid to show it off.

I got a new notebook for unit 2 as i filled out the first one just in time for the swap. I love having new notebooks, they always start out so neat and organized but give me four days and it will be a mess too!

TODAY

So today the plan is this

– 07.00 wake up, go home, food shop

– set up photo shoot

– breakfast ( i made arnold bennet omelet without the fish, it was lovely!)

– blog, email, unimail etc.

– shower

– after effects

– 13.00 walk to uni

– chat session with the online yr 2s about the degree show

– 15.00ish go home

– shop for bbq, make potato salad

– draw/after effects depending on the weather and time

– have a BBQ!

UPDATE: so it turns out that the meeting today will happen online via Google wave ,so i wont have to go in to uni after all!