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Painter, maker, fixer, dreamer, doer, buggeritupper and fixitupper. I am into everything. I want to know how everything works and I want to make one myself. I build kitchens, I paint walls, do Tromp l'oeil, paint effects, power tools. So, constantly re-inventing the wheel, constantly thinking, planning and doing less than I would have liked because of that! I have been drawing and painting since, well, forever, I think.
I have just finished a year at art school. To broaden my horizons, you know. I did pottery. I thought I would absolutely LOVE ceramics! Instead, I got bored at the wheel (What??!!) I found myself yelling and swearing more than usual, cause the clay would not play nice. Flopping everywhere, it frustrated the proverbial out of me! So, I can make things in 3D, but I just don't have the patience to deal with something that has so little integrity in its wet form. I don't have to scream at my paint brushes to get them to the party!
I did sculpture. Yeah, that was fun when the material played with. The potato played with and was easy to carve and so rewarding till it returned to carbon and took my lovely little sculpture with it! So I tried sandstone. Yep, that works. Except, who's got the patience to prep and saw away unwanted chunks for days on end before you can actually start the real carving. So, again, back to the paint brush.
I did jewelry. Now that was fun! Made a ring that I am happy to wear for the rest of forever, but, you know, my paint brush is still nicer than sawing and sawing with a teeny, weeny little saw blade that is ready to snap at the slightest provocation.
Did life drawing. Nudes have been a staple for many years, so that was fun. It was the only viable class really, cause half way through the year I realised that broadening my horizons proved only one thing: I am a painter.