Monday, 18 October 2010


I am awakened by ideas on a nightly basis lately, good ideas too.  1:30am, 2:30, 3:15 they seem to come at all hours of the early morning.  I find myself unable to get back to sleep as I am mentally trying to figure out if these ideas could be tangibly executed, wondering if there is some way I can actually mould these ideas into some amazing work of art.  The inspiration has become incredible, if not ridiculous, everything I look at inspires me.  I am looking at everything in a different way now, I thought I had always looked at life in an artistic light but that was nothing compared to this.  I have been introduced to a whole new world!

So it seems I am now constantly inspired, I can't escape it...which is a great and very welcome effect of attending art college.  I guess that's to be expected after two months of spending six hours a day looking at, creating and manipulating art in various forms, and additionally spending another two to three hours a day reading about art history, theory and philosophy.

I have spent these first six weeks working with digital media.  I have never done any computer generated art in the past so this has been a great learning experience.  I have spent the majority of the time creating short films which I have enjoyed immensely.  My first project, which I am quite happy with at this point, is due at the end of this week so this is the last week working on the digital side of art.  Next week I will be switching to a different medium.  I feel that I have learned a lot about digital art in this short amount of time and I can see myself  working with it quite a bit in the future.

Here are a few self portraits I made using still shots from the films I've been creating:


  1. I'm so happy you're taking full advantage of this experience and enjoying it so much. You're a wonderful artist and I can't wait to see how thoroughly you develop with this type of professional guidance over the next few years. Duncan of Jordanstone was a great idea and I'm so glad we're here.

  2. Two thumbs up from the other side of the pond! (It didn't feel right writing "the pond," but let's just go with it, okay?) I'm happy you're doing your own art-dedicated blog, Mike. Documentation of the journey is a must!