But I've finished! My final piece for my final assessment for my current module with The Julia Caprara School of Textile Arts. Another self portrait (35 cm x 50 cm), machine and hand stitched on artists' canvas, set in the chaos of my kitchen and inspired by the following:
All my spare time off housekeeping and mothering I spend trying to delve further, to find more. When one is young one is satisfied with a flower petal or a sparkle. Now I want more. I want the rainbow scale of the flower and the reason and the travel of the sparkle and most of all a long quiet time of intense peace and uninterrupted thought, none of which one can get.
Winifred Nicholson in a letter to Jim Ede
During the first level of the degree all our work is assessed as only a pass or a fail. This module is my first at level two and consequently will be given a grade so the pressure is on. All the work from the past three months is now packed up and labelled ready to take for moderation tomorrow. Despite initial difficulties I have found my tutor to be helpful and encouraging and she has really helped me challenge myself further than I ever imagined I could be. It has been hard work, at times frustrating and difficult but ultimately very enjoyable and satisfying. So thank you Kate.