I have a very exciting reason to resurrect this lonely unloved blog out of cyber-obscurity! In re-reading what has come before, I am amazed at how fast time has past – 2 years – since I last updated these pages. So much has changed, and so much has happened. The world feels a very different place then when I was last here.
Since my last post in June 2012 I did indeed finish my 10 week course at City Lit, having a fun and sometimes frustrating time getting to grips with the basics of textile colouring and mark making. Louise Baldwin was a great teacher – I’m not sure how good a student I was! On completing that course, I went on to sign up for City & Guilds Level 3 certificate (patchwork & quilting), which I am now, 2 years later, on the final assignments already. Wow! I would have liked to share that journey, as the C&G course has been great, and my tutor Janice Gunner is such a good teacher. However, life gets in the way, and the pressure of doing the course alongside what turned out to be a unbelievably stressful job just became too much.
With my experiences over the last two years I have vowed to take better care of myself, my health and sanity above all else. How can you take care of your family, if you can’t look after yourself first? I am simply seeking happiness and fulfillment, and I have finally accepted that I ain’t going to find that in a corporate 8 – 6 job greasing whatever greasy poles need to be greased. So! The big new then, is that I quit – walked away, moved on and up and am doing something for MYSELF. I have no idea where I will end up, but I know where I am today – and as Heisenburg’s uncertainty principle dictates: that’s all you can ever know with certainty.
This week I enrolled at one of London’s finest Art Colleges: Camberwell College of Art, part of UAL. Full time study on the MA Visual Arts: Designer Maker. I could not have dreamed when I started this blog that I would end up here! This blog will become my reflective journal as I go through the course. I hope any readers find some interest in sharing my journey. It will undoubtedly be an adventure!
Happy stitching xx