Made a happy discovery when researching ways to make moulds for casting plaster. As part of my Masters I will be experimenting with new supports for my photography.
The beauty of the vinamold is that if heated correctly it can be reheated up to 35 times to make new moulds. It was easy to prepare, but be warned if you wish to use yourself. When in it's molten state it is hotter than boiling water. Do not be tempted as I was to push a little that had escaped up the spoon back into the pan.............bloomimg sore does not come even close.
23rd October 2015
Today saw the second of 12 seminars for this academic year. I cannot believe how much I have gained in just a few weeks of study. It has been difficult for me, and for those that know me well will understand when I say how hard it is keeping my gob shut, being made to listen to others without interrupting. Truly I am trying my hardest!
I have been challenged,directed and inspired by both my tutor and peers.
Was an added bonus to meet up with my group tutor today, David Blyth, as I wasn't expecting to meet with him till next week. For sure he is going to keep me on my toes.
I was then accosted by two ex students and taken to their studio spaces, so good to see Jasmin and Ameena again. I will bring cake next time I visit.
It was such a mental happy day. Didn't get my lunch till 4.30pm. And again, for those that know me well that is an extraordinary feat too for I am always feeding my face!
Documentation of visit to Coastal Battery at Hoxa Head in Orkney on Tuesday 13th October. Lots of photographs taken with my digital SLR camera. These will be edited in Photoshop then printed onto laser transparencies so I can take them into the darkroom and make cyanotypes.
Newest addition to the collection..........
Was very excited to find a Polaroid Camera in a second hand shop when I visited Orkney this week. Bargain at £2.00. Have already ordered film from https://www.the-impossible-project.com/. Now to look into how to make Polaroid Image Transfers!
Student Learning Contract and Project Proposal Project title: ‘Wonder is the beginning of wisdom’ - Socrates
My proposed project is not motivated by politics or a moral agenda. However it is very important to me not to create a body of work that is vacuous and vapid. My initial proposal at interview had been to create a body of work that was inspired by the coastline. This is still my intention as the coastline is where I live, explore, breath and play. But the message that I wish to convey could be applied to any chosen environment.