“Time is the longest distance between two places”

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


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