Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Back to Work

For the past six weeks I've had no degree work or any classes to teach. There has been time to potter in the garden, bake cakes, work in my sketchbook and spend lots of time writing blog posts. I also had lists of all my own personal work that I wanted to develop and take forward but somehow I haven't quite got around to that! But tomorrow it is back to work proper...

It is the first meeting of our new group... the follow on from my City & Guilds class. We'll be looking at rust and gold during the autumn term... and of course working from our sketchbooks.

It will be interesting to see how the sketchbooks have progressed! (That was their holiday homework!)

And then next week my new degree module starts. To be honest, I'm looking forward to getting back to work as I miss the structure to my days and weeks... no doubt I won't be saying that in a few weeks time when I'm snowed under.
But for now I'm glad to be working again although I suspect there will be less cakes and blog posts.

18 comments:

  1. I'm back into the swing tomorrow too. Can't say I'm feeling too positive about it. I'm glad you are though!

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  2. It makes life more interesting to have a change of tasks, goals or disciplines. I love your 'rusty' poppies and hope your students have enjoyed exploring rust as much as you have. Good luck with the degree work and we'll look forward to hearing from you when you can manage it.

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  3. Hope your class have enjoyed the sketch book project as much as the rest of us have! I'm joining a new group tomorrow too! Good luck for your next module, I'll miss the cakes and baking! x

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  4. i must admit that reading your post makes me want to do a class, trouble is there doesn't seem to be anything interesting thats not miles away!!!

    x

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  5. I start back next week but not something creative unfortunately, albeit enjoyable but like you I am looking forward to the structure - at the moment.

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  6. I'm back to work tomorrow too!
    Hope you have a good week.
    M x

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  7. Justd a thimbleful....

    Fewer cakes - never, I don't believe it !

    Good luck with the new projects

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  8. The autumn poppies are beautiful! Wish I could do a class like yours, but there isn't anything like that near me! Hope you have a good week (and manage to fit some baking in somewhere!) :) x

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  9. I love the rust and gold! I'm rusting some fabric right now, so maybe I'll try a little gold tatting once it's all 'cured'. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. I can see why you aren't really taking to making ponytail decorations when you have this skill shining out :)

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  11. It's that time of year i suppose, but ti's been great seeing all the different things you've been up to this summer.
    Love the poppies, certainly a great progression from the sketch book work.

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  12. Looking at your lovely cards gold and rust is going to be really exciting ........ hope you have fun with all your creative adventures this term x

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  13. Hope the class went well - the rust effect looks really good. Look forward to following your new degree module work.

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  14. The other notebooks will be fascinating! I'm afraid we didn't get very far with ours - but it's something we plan to do again. Lucy xx

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  15. I love the way your poppies have evolved, thanks for the inspiration.

    Enjoy your next module and good luck.

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  16. It's rather sad to hear of less cake round here, but great that you're excited about the new starts. Those golden seedheads are perfect for this time of year aren't they?

    A certain someone will be truly overjoyed with a certain prettily-wrapped something that came through the post today. I will give it to her at breakfast on Monday on her first day at school. There is another treat or two for that morning alongside. It may be pretty pigtail time. Thankyou so so much Gina - such kindness xxxxx

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  17. Looking forward to seeing more of your degree stuff. Bet you still bake cakes though.... :O)))))))))

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  18. Your ATC's looked lovely. It was nice to be back and nice to know that you had missed us.
    Good luck with your next module.

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