Maya Introduction

Hello I’m Maya, I’m from Lancaster (North West of England, near Manchester). I am new to ECA, going into year two because I studied a foundation course in art and design, and then I took a year out to work. I’ve always loved art, my grandma was really talented at Textiles and I have all her threads, beads, wool, books and embroidery passed down to me which really inspires me.

An artist who always inspires me is Shelley Rhodes, especially her sketchbooks and mixed media pieces. I have copied a link here to her website if you want to have a look

Working from home workwear confession. Joggers and a big warm hoodie! I will always have on fluffy socks from Primark and my hair looking grim shoved up in a bun. I will however try and make more of an effort for the meetings!

My worst tactile fabric is velvet!!! I hate the feel of it when you brush the fabric upwards. It’s like nails on a blackboard for me.

I have just moved back home for a bit so I don’t currently have a desk. I will be working on the floor for a couple days until I get myself set up with one. I do quite like working on the floor anyway, It gives me lots of space and the freedom to see everything laid out from a height if that makes sense.


2 replies to “Maya Introduction”

  1. lrichar3 says:

    Great to see that you have taken the plunge and put up your first post. Do give me a shout if you are having difficulty with uploading images. You have created a strong vision of working at home in your pyjamas though! Check out the folders about blogging on our learn page for support in adding links to sites so that the reader does not need to copy and paste the link in. Looking forward to seeing your own blog now.

  2. edonald2 says:

    Hey Maya and welcome 🙂
    You know, you are the second person I have met who has a real “thing” with velvet?
    I had a friend when I was a teenager that couldn’t touch velvet, it actually made her cry.

    Keep an eye on this blog today – I’ll add some videos for you guys showing you how to add media, links etc for your blogs. Help you get your visual identity over digitally 🙂

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