Very busy in the run up to the show. PV in 2 days time, friday the 13th.It’s taken me a lot longer to set up than expected (a week) – with lots of re-arranging and changes. I feel now that I am showing the 3 pieces of work that communicate my enquiry in the clearest way.

I now have a website! Built it myself using moonfruit (paid a bit to eliminate the moonfruit logo and to be able to link to files on my computer) – www.wynnepaton.co.uk – Woo-hoo!

I’ve been at college so much for the past 2 weeks, some mornings staff have seen me unpacking my stones from newspaper etc and it very much looks like I’ve not left since the night before!!!

Our postcards arrived yesterday (the college arranges for us to have these for the show) and I cannot wait to see everyone’s.

We are now down to the nitty gritty of sorting out stewarding rota, drinks, and feeding the tutors chocolate to keep them going while they are sorting out dozens of assorted problems coming at them from every direction.

I’ll be tweeting some photos from after the PV – my twitter name is @erinart.

Beginning to make arrangements for ‘Paper fields’ exhibition at R. K. Burts paper suppliers in Union st behind the Tate Modern – it’s a group exhibition of 6 graduating students and 2 final year students from college in October. And preparations for the Young Open exhibition in September are well under way with a call for entries now out.

It feels very strange after 3 years to have the prospect of no longer being a student. Sad. I have been really nervous of this ending and I still am.I will really miss the way it is at HCA. It is an ending but also a tranisition into a different phase of my progression as an artist.


I’ve challenged myself more and risked spending time on making 100 postcards with the same phrase (small things) broken up on each. Using all of the remaining time making these and doing tonnes of artist research (the more I research into artists I intrugued by, the more I want to read/watch/listen about them, and I cannot wait to go visiting exhibitions again as soon as I have a day!)

The piece unneutral I have continued and come to the end of at college by writing, cutting, sticking, drying, tearing (off loose bits) and repeating.

In my last post I wrote a little about the small things postcards and I was wondering then about doing it on a bigger scale with more artists. This is what I decided to take a risk with. I’ve made 100 postcard with the phrase ‘we can do no great things, only small things with great love’ painted on in Burnt Sienna, torn up and stuck on in varying ways.

This piece of work is what I am most excited about and the artists who have returned my postcards with their own responses on have kindly allowed me to include their work in my display.

We have been hanging the exhibition yesterday and today and I’ve more to arrange tomorrow – more postcards to go up and the stone writing to lay out.