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Going in for Competitions

April 16, 2012 by Sheila de Rosa   Comments (0)

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This has been a quiet year for residencies and teaching opportunities, things I usually rely on as income throughout the year. However, every cloud has a silver lining, and this hiatus has meant that I have had more time to concentrate on my own arts practice and a body of new work which combines my love of drawing and my passion for printmaking. I know it makes little sense at a time of reduced income but I have just bitten the bullet and completed the entry forms for both the RE:OPEN print show organised by the Royal Academy and the BITE: Artists Making Prints which showcases original printworks. Although nearly £100 poorer I feel hopeful and more engaged with the artist community than for a long time. How do other artists cope both creatively and financially at this time of recession I wonder?