Nicola Brown | Too many ideas and not enough time
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Too many ideas and not enough time

Too many ideas and not enough time

I am finding it hard at the moment to clarify my ideas and get my thoughts on paper for several proposals and submissions that I need to get sorted out before the end of next week. In addition I am making a submission for a big 6 month project, deadline mid May and also making several entries for the RDS National Craft Competition, deadline also during May! Possibly if I had a formal art education this is the type of thing that I would be schooled in but as I haven’t it is something that I just have to wing myself. For me the problem is not my lack of ideas at the moment, rather the reverse. Ideas seem to be floating around my head in ever increasing circles and I really need to clarify and work on just a couple of themes in order to get my submissions/proposals finished in time. Today I am going to have to knuckle down and do some serious work towards my proposal for Sculpture in Context, I do have some clear thoughts for this one but need to see if I can make a mock up of the sculpture that I would like to submit just to make sure that I am not talking on too big a project (as if!)  Carmen has a couple of days off for Easter so I think that I will call in to her this afternoon and we can get some work done together, tomorrow I will probably work myself at home and try and get some paperwork done as well as a lot of felting time permitting.

Nicola Brown
clasheen@gmail.com
3 Comments
  • liz
    Posted at 11:47h, 09 April Reply

    Boy, do I feel for you! There isn’t enough time in the day to get everything done!

  • Cathy Fitzgerald
    Posted at 07:27h, 10 April Reply

    Hi Nicola

    You don’t really get much training in art college about this, apart from trying to write art statements. Its actually the writing the proposals themselves that will clarify your thoughts… in a year, you’ll be unstoppable 😉 – do remember to look at Theresa’s notes in the ArtLinks.ie archive, it might give you refresher ideas

    Cathy

  • Deb Seeger
    Posted at 12:25h, 11 April Reply

    I dunno where I saw your felted spider web idea… anyway, the idea is fascinating and the icrystal beads as dew drops are fabulous. Naturally you are way ahead of me on how you intend to construct it but the idea of it swaying, is awesome.

    Some webs are so interesting, even in their symmetry, some are asymmetrical. I saw one of the most interesting the other day, and was disappointed when I returned with camera in hand, a bird or something had knocked it.

    I would wish you luck in getting your prolific ideas on paper but you don’t need any luck. You are awesome. “You go, grl”.

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