Rebecca Jones Garden Party


So the last week of MATS arrived, and I felt a little sad. It has been such a great experience for me. I’ve really enjoyed the online interaction with my fellow MATS class mates, and I’ve loved Lilla’s teaching and the assignments we’ve been given. Most  of them I would never have done on my own. I’ll really miss the course.

For the last week, our assignment felt a little like a celebration – we had to design party papers – paper plates, napkins and paper cups. And our theme was folk art. It was such a fun theme, and a great way to end the course.

I planned on drawing folky girls with birds and chickens. And somehow I ended up drawing this donkey playing a double bass at a garden party. I thought maybe he was too ridiculous to actually make it onto my final piece. But I showed it to my classmates, and they all encouraged me to keep him. So the donkey got a reprieve. If I’d had a bit more time it would have been fun to have drawn more musical animals, I could have had a whole string quartet. Maybe I will, in the coming weeks.

I really had fun doing this piece, and I hope it shows through.

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