Wednesday, February 20, 2013

February 20. Day 51. Hands-on

Hands up who hasn't wanted to paint themselves.
Little kids do it all the time. Given the choice between a piece of paper and just about any other surface or body part kids will sensibly take option B.
After all, they are not generally the ones that have to clean it up. But when we get big we learn to colour between the lines and choose a more "appropriate" medium.
But this week is O Week and teenagers about to embark on university for the first time are about to discover a whole new set of rules.
O Week is all about free condoms and toga parties (oh and lots and lots of information sessions about making your way in the new world as a university student).
It is also very much about getting to know other students and with that in mind the Creative Industries Faculty put down a giant canvas and a whole pile of paints and invited students to create.
And then it rained ....
So Joanna Sandford, a new Media and Communications student, was left with a brightly coloured hand just as the canvas was pulled away to keep it dry.
So what's a girl to do? Easy. Hand print herself (I have a sneaky suspicion that she may have painted herself even if the canvas was still there ... )
And why not? We say it's a very hands-on course. You might as well show your true colours right from the start.

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