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My talk ran quite smoothly last night I think, except for a band starting up down stairs, they where so loud it was vibrating through the floors! I was a little worried that I wouldn’t make any sense or it would be boring but everyone seemed to enjoy it. Questions were asked… And I could answer them, phew.

Just my tree book workshop tomorrow left and then that’s offically it, I will no longer be Arenas resident artist, it’ll all be over! But my work will be up a little longer and I can use the space until the next artist arrives.


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I’m at Arena invigilating but there’s no vistors so far (don’t think there will be in this weather) so I’ve been reading over what I’m going to say tonight adding to it everytime I re-read it. I’ll never remember it all, think I might need to trim it down, don’t want people falling asleep!

I’ve made short notes as prompters but when I read them I can’t remember what I was trying to say, haha


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I’m really nervous about tomorrow, I don’t feel prepared at all! I haven’t finished figuring out what I’m going to say yet. Been working today and have had commission work to do this evening but finally I have some time spare!

I’ll spend a couple of hours on it now and then I’m invigilating all day tomorrow so will have loads of time to go over what I want to say then.

I’m looking forward to the quilling workshop afterwards though!


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Been working on what to say about myself and my work over the last couple of hours. I’ve printed off some photos but I’m not going to put them on the wall I’m just going to keep them in a folder. I thought I’d talk a little about what got me started working with paper, how I went onto recycling products and what I’m doing now. So I’ve printed my degree work and a few other bits and bobs but most of my work is already in the studio.


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I think I’ve got as much preparation done as possible…well I was thinking of cutting the cardboard so everyone is limited to just the right amount and then I thought to myself, ‘what are you doing they’re just cereal boxes?’

I could write a list to remind me what to explain and do, actually that might be a good idea to hand out too.

I’ve got to give an artists talk before then though, trying not to think about that! I’m going to print off a few photos of past work to put up on the walls of my studio space and then I can talk about how and why I started working with paper. My work is still in my space from the P.V so I can talk about that too and then finish on the ‘Inner Beauty’ stuff.


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