July and August were hectic and saw 60 hour weeks between regular job and the Generator summer programme. September brought the inevitable exhaustion and illness I associate from sudden stops such as that one. October sees me fighting fit and on the move to a new lovely flat with two fantastic and very talented people (this one and this one).
August also brought some good news in the form of a teaching job in Glasgow. Its only one day a week but the weekly commute is more than worth it. The limited time I get to spend with the class means I am still finding my feet but I am getting there, having a break away from it over the September weekend gave me some breathing space and I was excited to get back into class today for the start of drawing week.
As well as teaching; the little collective I am part of Pitch and Strike were invited to take part in this years Crawl Inclusive, something which is a definite highlight on the Dundee art calendar. This blog update of this years event is in the works and I will post a link once its online. We settled on the theme of 'take away art' and set about inviting artists, illustrators and zine makers to create small works that would fill a 7 x 15cm foil take away carton. The results were surprisingly excellent! I struggled making work on such a small scale but there were some great submissions.
|A Pitch and Strike production line!|
|Two thirds of Pitch and Strike.|
Last Sunday was the launch of the Yuck n Yum autumn issue, and Hazel has summed it up here better than I can. Her blog is always well worth a read for updates on Dundee creative going ons so please give it a wee read.
So thats the extremely condensed version of what I have been up to the past few months. Now that there is a (little bit) of a break at Generator over the next wee while I am feeling inspired and full of ideas. I might even get round to updating this place to tell you about it...