Staying in college from 8.30AM to 10PM each day, Ashley has only had a couple of hours to herself, in which she was able to meet with friends or relax before heading to bed for an early morning the next day. Telling us about some of her favourite spots to visit in London, she mentions: “I can’t wait to go to Bistrotheque and Lanka once my collection is over. Also I love going to Yauatcha on weekdays.” Endlessly working on her collection for the past year and a half, she admits she’s had no time for a personal life. However, she made friends on the course who’ve been her support system — encouraging and motivating her to get through the arduous production process.
Spending most of her time listening to music, reading, and watching films of all genres while working, Ashley constantly looks for ways to connect her daily life and hobbies with her artistic development. Books, documentaries and exhibitions can trigger an inspiration for a collection she’s working on, but sometimes these things can simply provide artistic and creative entertainment. Going to places such as Marcus Campbell Art Books and Pompidou Centre, Ashley exposes herself to a wide selection of art books whenever and wherever.