Saturday, 9 August 2014

Lilla Rogers GTS. . .


Hi everyone,
I signed up for Lilla Rogers Global Talent Search 2014. Lilla Rogers is an international illustration agent representing artists all over the world.  The real Mccoy.  I ummed and ahhed for days. Should I, shouldn't I? Who do I think I'm kidding,  I'm no where near good enough to compete at that level. I mean, I only got as far as A 'level art at school (I did get a B, just saying) before deciding that a career in art was totally out of my reach. I didn't go to art college, I don't have a degree...in anything.  I have, however, been teaching art to a whole school of 44 pupils for the last 5years.  Also a good number of you who read my blog and have supported me over the years have bought my artwork.  That has to count for something.

The bottom line is, I just love to draw and paint. A fish needs water, we need air and I need to paint, every day.  It is as simple as that.

So I gave myself a metaphorical slap and kick up the ol' jacksy.  What do I have to lose. Absolutely nothing. One of two things will happen.  
1.  I don't go through to round two
     or
2.  I DO   :))))))
                                   
Now at least I'm in the running.  It feels a bit like buying a Lottery Ticket.  All that dreaming and hoping till the numbers get drawn.  My insecurities are sneering and jeering at me and my "bloody minded" self is gathering ammo.  

Ammo, comes in the shape of my mood board above.  I've been playing with colours and sketching succulents and seed heads. The first assignment is due by the 18th August.  My butterflies are in full frenzied flight...

Will post my entry after the 18th.  Wish me luck!!!  

And good luck to everyone that is taking part.  It's a fantastic opportunity...that's my wobbly Fun and Nonsense for today :) xx



16 comments:

Rosa Lily said...

I know many artists who are self taught, never been to an art lesson in their lives etc, so what?? I believe I can 'paint' / 'draw' , a lot of my friends/fellow bloggers/Facebookers say i'm good, but to someone else my work is probably a one out of ten and not worth a second look. Do I care? I used to, not any more. Art is such a personal thing, you love it (as I do) and that's the most important reason of all. I absolutely adore your work, it's a style I admire greatly and I wish you the best luck in the world - just do it :) xx

Catherine Constance said...

Thanks Rosa, your right. Normally I don't care. I love what I do. But, getting through to the next round and hopefully going to one after that would open some exciting doors and take me into a new direction. so fingers crossed :) xxx

Angels have Red Hair said...

Well I'll wish you loads of good luck … but I don't think you'll need it … you ARE the real McCoy.
xx

Zafaran Art Gallery said...

I agree with Rosa..art is so personal and the ultimate point is we all love art and all the joy it gives us. Going to art school does not matter. And, Catherine, I have always been such a fan of your work and the beautiful seed-heads look like they are going to be another lovely treat!
Wishing you all the best!!

Kathie Vezzani said...

A friend of mine took her course and is doing fantastic things. I hope you make it in, Catherine. It would be very exciting for you.

Catherine Constance said...

Hi Jo,
Thank you so much. Your comment has really boosted my confidence :) xx

Catherine Constance said...

Hi Zafaran,
Thank you for your lovely comment and wishes.
Seed-heads are really fun to paint, just need to work them into the painting now.. :) xx

Catherine Constance said...

Hi Kathie,
I've been wanting to do Lilla's course for ages. I've heard really good things about it. Fingers crossed I can do it this year and fingers double crossed for getting in the next round. :) xx

Coleen Patrick said...

Congratulations and good luck! Your illustrations always make me smile. :)

Catherine Constance said...

Thank you Coleen,
So glad you like them :) xx

Tammie Lee said...

such a wonderful thing to do!
wishing you dreams come true.

Catherine Constance said...

Thanks Tammie, fingers crossed. :)

Sandra Busby said...

I wish you buckets of luck!!! Everything is crossed! And yes, unless you try you will never know :0)

Sandra van Doorn said...

Catherine! so excited! show us,show us what you did… xx

Anonymous said...

How funny...i was just looking through your illustrations and thinking to myself "please let me get that good at art...one day!". Then i read your comments on how you have some doubt about not being good enough....i gasped, literally!!
I'd give my right arm to have your skill ( but then i'd be even worse at art seeing as i'm right handed lol).
So from one Londoner to another i wish you all the best!! You're amazingly talented and my heart smiles at the beautiful world you create.

Catherine Constance said...

Hi Anonymous, thank you so much. Even if I don't get to where I want to be, just knowing that people like you enjoy my world makes me happy. Am off to London tomorrow and will be taking in all the galleries and seeing the grand masters. Can't wait :) xx