Febuary 2016; 'MADE OF MORE' Craftmanship and Guinness

February 2016, marked my first holiday of the year to Dublin Ireland along with two of my old School friends, Molly and Becky. We had a wild weekend but my highlight was our trip to the Guinness Store House. https://www.guinness-storehouse.com/en  It was more than worth the money and I would certainly like to shake the hand of its designer; it was modern and interactive with an old fashioned twist, excitement could be found round every corner.

Within the Store House is this 12ft 2 tonne pint of Guinness, crafted by more than 20 international carvers and artists. This highly detailed sculpture is said to represent the past and future of Guinness, suggesting it is 'Made of More' which I agree with, it is a beautiful celebration of craftsmanship and collaboration which I adore. I have attached a critic review although I urge you to go see it for yourself whilst you slurp down a pint or two. Critic link: - http://www.creativereview.co.uk/cr-blog/2012/september/guinness-made-of-more/

Byron is now three months old and this month was his first trip to the vets where he was quite the celebrity, everyone wanted his attention. Although he was friendly he was also fairly shy and kept running back to me, which, for the first time, made me realise Byron did know who I was and trusted me. Not only that, both Byron and I left the happy knowing I was doing a good job as Byron got the thumbs up for health. As he fits into a routine and becomes aware of his soundings, every day he grows cuter as he begins to grow a personality.

STUDIO UPDATE: We are in the final few months of finishing the studio, my dad is plastering the walls and then we just need to pour the cement floor, it will be weather dependant but we're aiming for the completion date to be mid-May. Exciting!

Next Month, to reward myself for completing my website, I am visiting 'Body World; The Happiness project' in Amsterdam, so look out for some incredible looking cadavers.