Yes, there were times, I’m sure you knew
When I bit off more than I could chew.
But through it all, when there was doubt,
I ate it up and spit it out.
I faced it all and I stood tall;
And did it my way.
-My Way, Frank Sinatra
The final project is over, and these lyrics couldn’t sum it up any more better.
Now I am at that point after university everyone talks about. The dreaded nothingness and unexpected future. These few months straight after will determine your life forever. Not really, but that’s what it feels like. And you know what? It’s not that bad. Yeah, I haven’t got a job yet, nor my own place, but now is the time for me to keep practising what I love doing and plan for the many years ahead of me.
Yes, it does feel like it is taking forever for something, anything, to happen and it makes me feel anxious not knowing exactly what for. I do know what I want to be doing and where I want to go, it will just take me a long time to get to that point. Famous artists were not known for their art since the day they were born, or even straight out of school. Heck, Vincent Van Gogh was more famous after he died!
So what have I been up to since end of June? For a quick view of recent images, pop over to my Instagram or visit my Facebook for more! Do keep an eye out for my updates upon Twitter.
Quite frankly I am not in the right state of mind to be writing this, as I have been talking in an online chat to a certain company for about two hours with no end result to the situation they put me in. I am so angry that my hands still feel the need to be typing, like when you are holding back verbally in an argument, and then when you are alone you start screaming and lashing out.
Anyway, back to the reason I am here, and you are reading: what have I been up to this month? Or rather, last TWO months, as I missed both January and February posts. I am so forgetful that this blog may become bi-monthly instead. I tend to keep my other social media sites more updated anyway, so if you want that, then feel free to follow them too!
I cannot remember if I told you of my recent university project, but it involves making lampshades out of felt. It is still in progress, but you can at least see the experiments here on the YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBx93-IVr38YuFGBcDoKOEg
Also I plan to open the online shop a few months early, and have been planning the products. So far is this adorable little ring of a ladybug!
Obviously not just this singular one, more will be made. And finally I have been practicing landscape and portraiture. I want to use coloured pencils, watercolour and crosshatching more in my art, still doing needle and wet felt art too. I could even draw something and then felt it afterwards. Same picture, two different styles of medium.
Keep an eye out for the next post! (I’ll do one at the end of March to make up for the lack of Jan-Feb posts.) Thank you all who do read my updates, as drab as they are. Until next time, bye!
Happy Christmas! (10 days early, I know, but I am in the festive mood)
So what do you think of my card design? Obviously without the self advertising text.
Shall I do other designs ready for next year? (Cannot do them for this year as it is too late for printing last minute etc.)
If anyone is interested in seeing more, let me know! I would love to do more designs and sell them!
Filed under Felt, Knitting
Starting my YouTube channel with a video of the squirrels in Singleton Park today. Don’t worry, it won’t all be videos of squirrels, I plan to start recording my work progress of needle felting with my snazzy new camera! Woo! Keep an eye out for it, in the meanwhile, here is that squirrel video!
Here is an update for you of all the places you can find me and my art work!
A portfolio of my needle and wet felting art.
A monthly update to catch up and some behind-the-scenes of some of my art
Some sketchbook work and experimental stuff
Regular updates of varied work
Not so regular updates of work (mainly used for networking)
Once again, for the second time, I will be going to Comic Con in Cardiff! Last year I dressed as Malcolm Reynolds from Firefly but with Jayne Cobbs hat.
Here is your clue for this year:
He is made out of felt (and a bit of ribbon) and also hollow inside! Keep an eye out to find out why and for your next clue!
Here are my final images produced to illustrate the poem of Annabel Lee, written by Edgar Allan Poe. These are not for sale, but prints will be soon. Keep an eye out! All copyrights go to me, Sarah Gurmin, and they are not to be used for any purposes by anyone.
Kingdom by the sea
This is actually a scarf
Annabel Lee gazing over the ocean after her death
Rose, the symbol of Love
I will update this post at a later date with the poem so the images are in context
Filed under Felt, Knitting