This is the last week of the first assignment in Bootcamp, so think of this post like Dumbledore's Pensieve; I need to get this down and clear my head before I start on next month's assignment.
The gallery went live on Tuesday and I spent a good part of Wednesday looking through it. This was time well spent, as looking at other people's work, especially people who've been working on the same project as yourself, is a really important part of the learning process. It was also great to see my work in the gallery context. It was much easier to see what was and wasn't working, information I'll use in the next assignment.
The other thing that the gallery highlighted was just how much very good work is being done. A bit daunting in some respects, but it only emphasises the importance of pursuing your own ideas and vision. The Helsinki Bus Station Theory on creativity explains it better (Guardian link - short, funny, and not as dry as it sounds :D)
Keeping all this in mind, I've got some ideas on how I might approach the next assignments. I'd like to do more hand drawing and I'm itching to get the paints out, and also, as ever, I need to be braver, take some risks make some mistakes ... story of my life really!