Monday, 10 January 2011

Moving On

At the end of last year my lace book Lacuna and main sketchbook was sent off to my tutor for marking. We usually receive our work back and then we have to arrange to send or take the work to a moderation day in Colchester. As my tutor was also attending moderation day, we agreed she would bring it with her and I could just bring along my other sketchbooks etc.

Best laid plans and all that... my tutor was ill and couldn't come to moderation day. She posted the work but it didn't arrive. She emailed my marks and they didn't arrive. I remained calm and unflustered despite my work apparently being on a lorry somewhere between Ipswich and Colchester... possibly never to be seen again!

But all's well that ends well. The work turned up and is back in my care... my marks arrived and I was delighted (my best so far thanks to the help and contribution of many blogging friends) but now it's time to move on to another module.

This term I'm taking Professional Practice which is all about art markets, CVs, artist statements, galleries, funding opportunities etc etc... not a stitch in sight! I'm trying to stay very positive about something which sounds very dry because I know how valuable it will be and how badly I need to address some of the issues.

And I've made a start. I was mortified to realise my website hadn't been updated for a year... but I've begun to rectify that. There is still much I would like to change with the layout and whole look but I think that will require professional help from someone with more knowledge than me. But at least for now the page advertising my workshops contains up to date information should anyone be interested. What do you think?

29 comments:

  1. I'm sure the next module will be a mine of useful info. As for your web site - it's nothing to be embarrassed about - it looks neat and accessible.

    If you want to change things I wouldn't spend out a lot of money, just make sure it's easy to update, as easy as a blog. There are lots of free templates, eg: www.freecsstemplates.org or subscription ones that are not too expensive www.Foliosnap.com.

    What a huge relief your book is back home, we all knew you'd get top marks for it ;-)

    Celia
    x

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  2. Oh goodness your lacey sketchbooks are so beautiful. So glad they turned up safely. Congratulations on getting such wonderful and deserved high marks. Hope you find the next module of interest Gina

    Carolyn

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  3. Congratulations on your marks. Was it ever in doubt? If I can help with any sales/marketing info for your next module please ask. Before I semi-retired I made my living from it for many years and used to do consultancy. Always happy to lend a listening ear or provide a sanity check! Lesley

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  4. Oh my goodness, my heart was in my mouth just READING about the possibility of your book being lost in the post.

    Hope the next module is useful, if not beautiful ;-)

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  5. Congratulations on doing so well in this module Gina and good luck with the new one! Lucy x

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  6. Thank goodness that gorgeous book turned up, what a worry for you.
    Congratulations on your good results!
    I remember both my kids doing their Professional Practice module at art college, I think they felt much the same about it as you!
    Vivienne x

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  7. The lace book is just so exquisitely beautiful, and the idea behind it so creatively unique. Congratulations on the appropriately high marks!

    The updated courses/workshops page on your web-site looks good to me. Thanks for the Cottenham info, I keep thinking I must find out when it is this year - and you've saved me a search!
    Thelma

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  8. What a worry, you really don't need the pressure of work missing. Glad you had a happy ending!

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  9. It's good to see your lovely lace book again - glad it came home safely and congrats on the good marks. I've just had a look at your website and if I lived near enough would be tempted by several of your workshops. The gallery pieces are gorgeous. As a whole I found it very attractive and interesting. Best of luck with your next module.

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  10. I was on the edge of my seat reading your post to see if all your beautiful work was safe and well, or lost forever! You must be relieved!

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  11. I am so glad that your work has at last turned up and congratulations on getting a good mark.

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  12. yay, congrats on your success! Your next project sounds fascinating!

    xxx

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  13. Congratulations (like there was any doubt!)
    Does the new module mean we'll have an excuse to visit the craft markets at Greenwich and Old Spittalfields?

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  14. So glad (to say the least!) your book turned up safely. Congratulations on your grade, well deserved as always.

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  15. What a unique art! I love lace in combination with handmade books. In fact, I'm sort of into that, also. This also gives me some other ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. I could feel myself beginning to hyperventilate at the thought that THE BOOK had got lost in the post. It is one of my recurrent nightmares. Thank goodness it is safe.

    Congratulations on your marks - never in doubt!!

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  17. Phew, pleased to hear you received both your book and the marks,my eyes raced through your post to find out what happened but all's well that ends well.

    Good luck with you next module, my brother is helping me build a website its hard going! Decisions decisions.

    Take care x

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  18. Congratulations on your results. Thank goodness the book made it home safely.

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  19. Your book looks fantastic and I'm so glad that you got it back safely.
    I'm really looking forward to seeing it, will you have it with you next week?
    Congratulations on your results you deserved them.
    Your next module does sound a little dreary but invaluable.

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  20. Congratulations on your marks - and I guess you could have done without the stress - but alls well that ends well. You will probably enjoy the next module more than you think - when you do not look forward to something it often turns out better!

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  21. Good on keeping your cool Gina - my heart dwould pound at the thought of that wonderful work being "lost" or even M.I.A.
    congrats on such good results, and hope you enjoy your next modules.
    Wish I could make a tutorial :(

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  22. EEK! How did this very important post slip through my net????

    Glad I found it today whilst scrolling down my sidebar. WELL DONE re the lacy book! Fantastic news that it all turned out well in the end and you got such great marks. Good luck on the next module.

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  23. What a relief that your beautiful book made its way home. Good luck this term.

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  24. I studied Arts Administration at university and was very worried about the art business modules (as opposed to the history and studio modules, which were much more in my comfort zone). But the business modules actually turned out to be really interesting (and some of my favorite classes!).

    K x

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  25. Phew what a relief. Your studies this year will stand you in very good stead I hope -despite their initial lack of appeal.

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  26. Your book looks beautiful and i'm so glad it returned safely. Good luck with your next module. Jane x

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  27. Your book looks lovely...good luck with the new unit...

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  28. What a relief that your book turned up after all that beautiful work! Congratulations on your great marks and good luck with the next module - sounds like loads of fun!

    xxx

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  29. You did very well to stay calm! Thank heavens it all came back safely in the end and that lace book is just beautiful.

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