Friday 24th June 2011- End of Year Show!

I really wished I had blogged about the upcoming weeks to this event! It was the best time ever in my life. Every day waking up happy to see my lovely friends, but sad that I only had a small time left with them! We'd set up our gallery space together, feeling as if we worked more as a team than we ever had the whole 2years we'd been in our little group. It was a lovely feeling to know that we'd dome all that, mostly by our selves, our tutors worked so hard helping us to organise the show it was amazing. A few of our group had been and got them all a bottle or two of their favourite drinks, and we all sat and hid in a corner of my friends installation to write their cards! Good times!
 I am missing that place soo much already! It only gets tougher from here!
So with the gallery space up and ready to go, and my lovely 50 foot hallway that I painted all by myself, with a little help from two friends,(and I mean a Little help) me Jadeykins and jayy were back at my mums ready to get changed and have a few drinks before the show started. Maybe one of us had too many, Jayy!! It took both of them to help me get into my dress! lol. Should really stop eating for a while!
My brother came home and said he'd take us up the college cos I wanted him to see my work, and he wanted a free glass of champagne! Lol. It was really nice. My dad was there to meet us, so I showed them round, then mum and mi man turned up, and had to show them round too! My brother is very critical of contemporary art, and he was very vocal with his criticisms too! I laughed tho.
Back outside my Fifi had come up,(in her Wheelchair cos she broke her leg the week before) so I was wheeling her around, and my friend came running up to me saying someone wanted to buy my work! It was that drawing, that I'd only decided to present in the show three days before! It turns out she worked at the university of Kent, where I'm going! She wanted to buy one piece in the show that evening, and out of every group presenting work, she chose mine! There must have been well over 100 pieces in that exhibition, why mine? I was a bit too drunk to think about approaching her by this time, o my tutor said he knew her and would arrange with her to contact me about it, I have yet to hear about that. But still, a result!
By about 7 all the wine had been drunk already,and My Jayy started blubbing that she was sad that we were all leaving and we'll never see each other again, that set Jadey off, then, I started too! So we were all there blubbing like girls the rest of the time we were there. Its funny now, wasn't then though.
I knew we'd stay in touch, we still talk most days too. I will still miss seeing everyone 3days a week!

Thursday 23rd June 2011- Poxy Christmas Lights

I know what you're thinking, why is she posting about christmas lights in July? Well in my final piece I'm using christmas lights to represent stars. I had such a mission to get said lights in place too! Luckily my friend Jan kindly donated me some when mine broke two days before. My piece, named Per Ardua Ad Astra, was finally ready to show. I wish I'd posted about the efforts i put into making the figures but still, I guess that'll remain history now.
This last two weeks we'd managed to put up temporary walls, fasten and paint them, and paint the floors, and get all our work in place for the show tomorrow, not to bad going guys! I'll post a picture on here soon.

Friday 3rd June 2011- My Birthday!!

Well i know this was ages ago now but it was a bloody brilliant day! Had such a good time. Luckily it was our last half term form college so I had most of the week to make sure everyone knew where we were meeting n stuff. I wsa so glad I arranged my day, cos I wasn't about to sit around and expect other people to do it cos nothing would of happened! Want a job done, do it yourself! Had to go and get my friend Smelliot a badge as we shared our birthday, so I got myself a badge too, as I didnt get one, see, job, done, myself!
 I got very very drunk! A few too many jugs of purple rain during the afternoon I ws out of my face by about 4 in the afternoon, and surprisingly could still walk in my killer heels! Don't know how I managed, or how the rest of the County put up with us! But it was brilliant!
 Seeing as mi man was at work I could chill out with my friends and not have to worry if he is ok. Bit harsh but I wanted to have fun on my birthday! There ended up being about 15people there with us, and everyone got me lovely cards, and a few presents too! Woulda been soo much better if it hadnt taken me half an hour to get my eyelashes on that morning!lol. Even my besties Jada and Max made it! Which was a lovely surprise!!
I met himself at his friends and went to his brother and sister in laws when we got near hme as we'd promised, and drunk some more! They'd got me a lovely necklace! Very pretty indeed, shame the piggles like to try n steal things like that so I been keeping a close eye on it when they're out and about. Thank god they didn't take any chunks out of my hair that I had done a few days before!
I just had to blog this day, even though it was a day I'll never forget!

Sunday 1st May 2011- Puppies!

Yay, today we went to meet my aunties puppies! I forgot to say during the week we went over to mi mans mum and dads house and as soon as we walked in the door his mum said to me, Kat, your auntie's dogs had puppies, I want one! Ha ha, so I called her up and arranged for today to go and meet them. My mum was worried when I 1st asked about them, think she thought I wanted one!
So anyways, we went over his mum and dads, and had a lovely roast dinner before we went off to Hastings to see my auntie! It was so nice to see her, and I hadn't seen my cousins for such a long time! Awww the puppies were so sweet! There was one left, he was meant to be theirs! They had been looking for a dog for ages! My aunties dog Rolo, is a chocolate Labrador, and she paid for a stud dog in Smarden to mate her with, now she has 6 gorgeous puppies! They won't be ready to leave Rolo until the 9th of June. But that time will go so fast!
They are so sweet. Rolo is a really good mum too. She knows exactly when its time to feed them, my aunties boyfriend said you can literally time it, exactly every two hours without fail she would just get in the big open box he made for them, and rally them all together to feed. They were so funny. Not long now and I'll be taking him for lots of walks!His names Alfie! My cousins have already started calling him that!
It was so good to meet them!

Saturday 30th April 2011- He's out

OOOOOOPS!! Just deleted that whole post! What a doughnut! Well It was long so I won't go into it again.
Mi mans been out at the football in London, so I stayed in and chillaxed with Fia.  It was cool but I really felt like going out and doing something!
I walked her back across town to meet her mum and go back home. Whilst walking back I called my good friend Maxine, she had been at her uni in London since lunchtime studying for her dissertation, and it was nearly 12 o clock at night! Bless her heart!
Its mad how far we've both come in the last few years! We both started our courses at the same time, and now we both in our final month, Scary!
Around half 12 1ish mi man called me and said he was on his way home form the station, and I was still wide awake! So I walked down to meet him too. My feet were killing when I got back!

Friday 29th April 2011- The royal wedding,big woop

As soon as everyuone knew it was a royal wedding, most people I knew were like, so what, then they found out they had a day off! Then of course everyone suddenly became very patriotic! I intended to have a lie in! That was the plan, until my man woke me and insisted I tell him if anyone important came in to the church! The wedding hadn't even started! Wake me when I can see the dress!
Well it was lovely! I'll admit that, my mum had gone to the pub with a few friends to watch it, and I knew from 20miles away she would blub when the wedding started! I texted her and told her to stop crying, and she said she was doing ok until I texted her that! Woops!! I think I have the only guinea pigs in the country that sat and watched it with me! That was funny! They don't usually pay much attention to the telly but they sat up and took notice when the hymns were playing, still don't think they were very impressed with them, I know I wasn't! Not a big fan of church music! My piggles are definately mummies boys! They took notice all the same! Mi man was getting all into the spirit and singing along, love him. I told him I said, I know why you like choir music, cos its one of the few times you are allowed the words in front of you! Ha ha, he's not very good at remembering lyrics.

Thursday 28th April 2011- College with Fia

This morning I really wanted to start on my final piece, didn't happen yesterday. Fia met me by mums and got a ride with us as she doesn't have her mums car anymore. So wanted her to stay with me, and was really looking forward to telling my other tutor about my new kitten. But as soon as we got into our studio my tutor said Fia was not allowed in our space while he's tutoring, glum! I sat in the canteen with her for a bit, then we figured out a loophole, my tutor said shes not allowed in our studio, nothing about the rest of the college, so as long as we stayed in the sculpture room its all good. I started trying to make models as a mock up for the figures in my final piece with clay, that didn't work too well! Really didn't work too well! The clay didn't stay in the positions I wanted it to, was getting really worked up with it! Then technick came in and I moaned at him that it wasn't working, and he showed me a much better way of doin it!
So while Sofia made Dave minion from despicable me, I listened and worked along while nick taught me this new technique. It was really fun, when I knew how!
I won't bore you with the technicalities of it but its coming along alright now. Pics are on the way!
Binks was being a little tear away when we got home, he thinks he's top cat cos he'll still got his balls, well not for long sonny boy! He popped Obi so I sprayed Binks with a water bottle, and boy he can run! Dozey little monkey! He's really not sure what to make of the piggles!