Today I have my second mentioning session with Nicola. She came to visit me in my studio, which was very, very nice. She liked my work, yeay. And she liked the studio too. Now I need to pull up my sleeves and work more to have some good new work to show in June when we will meet again.
So, very good news everyone, I have a proper studio now. Just before the Easter holidays I had a call from ArtSpace that they have a space free. So now I can proudly announce that Kasia Dzikowska has become a studio holder with them.
I have been moving my staff for a few days and yesterday me and Simon nipped there to take a few snaps of my work (thanks to Nicola who kindly gave me some very good notes about portfolio). The space is it splendid!
And here is a quick snap that S. took while I have been resting in-between putting work on the walls. Love it.
Finally! I found a bit of time to get onto my blog. Today is the second day of GCSE exam for my students and from now on my life (and theirs) will be much less stressful. I have a feeling that last month was all about them and any work on my own got practically abandoned.
Anyway, enough moaning. I have updated the site! Change has come after a mentoring meeting with Nicola (thanks Nicola) in which we have discussed my portfolio. I think that after tweaking it is only right to make change here too. I hope that it looks clearer now.
How did we become so uninvolved and emotionless? When did we begin to care more about this season’s fashion than the people surrounding us? The elderly neighbour whose wife just passed away? The relationship struggles of my brother? A work colleague stressed about money? I don’t care. My heart has been frozen.
This illustration is my response to the coldness all around us, the icy grip of an emotionless existence. It is not a judgement; I sometimes catch myself being frozen and disconnected from other people. That’s why I depicted myself in this work, holding out my cold dark heart, unable to get any response.
This piece come be as a response to the Editor’s Brief from Ideas Tap.
A2 ink on paper
Since the New Year dawned, I have been working on a new Butterflies piece. This one depicts the balance between the routine daily tasks of life (work, shopping, cooking, cleaning, etc) and the fact that women have to find the time within that to make themselves beautiful, both inside and out. It is an A2-size drawing in fineliner, but this time I’ve given the background an ink wash to tone down the contrast. Here are few in-progress peeks; if you like them (or not!), leave me a comment!
I have just sent my entry to The International Postcard Show at Surface Gallery. To be honest I made a work for it month and a half ago, but completely forgotten to post it!!! Thankfully, some leisure net surfing on A-N artist site has reminded me about it. Thanks Internet, for once you weren’t ‘cute cats’ pictures time wasters’
Here it is, 4×6 inches paper collage on blur card.
Oh, and a here are few samples from previous show:
Photography credit to Matthew Hoyland
My friend Daria has had her birthday recently and she ‘subtly’ suggested that her living room wall is a bit empty and in need of something new. Well, I did not fancy finding myself on the bad side of Daria (which would probably include sudden appearance of more than quirky pictures on my Facebook page or encyclopaedia send in parts via messages as I can recall) so I got to work on her portrait. It’s A3 size, watercolour and pen on paper and I really hope that Daria likes it.
For Christmas I made a few portraits for people who are close to me. Firstly, there is a drawing of Simon that we decided to give to his mother, which she loved. I also Continue Reading »
I hope that you are going to have a good one this year.
All the best wishes,