9 November 2008

tales from a southern city

i've had a excellent long weekend. on thursday my sister & i went over to edinburgh to meet alan, have a few drinks, & attend the opening of nigel peake's 'maps' show & book launch at analogue. brilliant little eve: as expected, the show was ace, resulting in the purchase of 'maps' which i recommend you do too. a small while was spent chatting in analogue, before my sister & i went out for a few more rounds, resulting in missing the last train home which wasn't so bad, as it meant meeting up with an old friend who i haven't seen in forever, & he graciously lent us his couch. cheers much ric.

on saturday i made my way back to edinburgh for after school club, a night that - quite frankly - ought to be a compulsory event that all art institutions hold for their soon-to-graduate students. as a newly graduated artist i found the night ridiculously inspiring: hearing varied & talented designers, illustrators & collectives talk about how they approach their work, the projects they did as students & jobs they do as artists, the highs, the lows, & the important & fun stuff in between was awesome. a hundred thank-yous to lizzy (have borrowed the above photo from you) who organised the evening; it was quite perfect. the evening also allowed me to catch up with another old friend who was there too, which was great, & i also bumped into my best friend in a cafe even though she lives a street away from me here. insane.

back to work tomorrow, sad-face, but first: drawing.

death cab for cutie - passenger seat

7 comments:

Steph said...

Hello.
Aw lucky you I saw 'after school club' advertised on t5he design studies blogspot and wanted to go. didn't think I would make it-cineworld!

welcome back hun!

hellojenuine said...

i asked for the night off! it was really god though. back to work today, sigh.

John Alan Birch said...

Sounds like the after school thing was helpful! did you find out any little gems of helpful information? I would like to have gone to it but alas, silly work...

hellojenuine said...

t'was very helpful. i'll share when i see you next. (:

Sanna Dyker said...

That really did sound like a swell long weekend. I'm desperate to go to Edinburgh sooon. xxx

hellojenuine said...

t'was nice to go over. i'm supposed to be doing more invigilation over there next week, eeps.

Grampian Mountains said...

I'm a little irritated at missing this as it ends so soon. I'll just need to compensate and buy the book I suppose!