Whoopee ! another module sent off to the assessor. As I have been moaning on about (sorry about that) I have had to get this 'professional practice' module completed ahead of time because of my tutor's holiday colliding with when she was expected to do the assessment but I've managed it - now I'm praying it won't get lost in the post and I've actually done enough to pass. As you can see from the photo it was quite a big parcel stuffed solid with folders full of writing - a lot of hard work but quite instructive and I do feel that I am a lot more knowledgeable now about the business side of the artworld.
Unfortunately my desk now once again looks like a large bomb has hit it so I plan to spend tomorrow digging it out ready for the next onslaught.
I am going full time on my degree now so effectively (all being well) I should knock a year off and be ready to graduate in just under 22 months time meaning the whole thing will have taken 5 years instead of 6. It also means I will be having 2 modules a semester instead of one and therefore my somewhat intermittent blogging may well become even more so after September.
I have also finished mounting up my work for the ERTF exhibition in Cambridge as well as doing some bags, cards etc.. for the shop and they should be ready by the end of next week. So you can see I am clearing the decks all round.
Perhaps, slightly insanely, I have also become part of a new exhibiting group called Aqua-8 (if anyone visits 77belle you might have seen this mentioned) This will give me a chance to do some work that is not entirely restricted by the degree and a chance for some social contact to keep me going during those last modules. You could call it my relaxation work I suppose.
As I have no textile images to post this time I thought I would put up an image from my recent trip to waterperry. These panels came all the way over from Africa and were made by (I believe I've got this right) Zulu women. It is entirely constructed of beading right down to the use of bugles and rocaillies. and it was absolutely amazing - and I think I work hard at my pieces!