Monthly Archives: July 2014

Endings for new beginnings

I’ve been very quiet of late because I am in the process of leaving London and moving to “the country”.

I finished work. (Last blog post…)

Now I have cleared out my studio.

It’s the end of a lovely time! It is great having a studio, having the space to go and work instead of trying to steal some space in your home. It helps focus your practise, and allowed me to go big! But a word of warning… Big can be difficult to move when it’s time to get going…

I was lucky to get a studio through a charity called ASC, but it’s time to move on, so I am no longer The Artist in 6a….

Next update (and new name…) to hopefully follow in get the week, fingers crossed!

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Endings

Another end of term, and another end of contract. This year was a one year maternity cover for an a Art and Design BTEC level 3 tutor.

I think this has been my hardest year teaching. This is been a blend of working in a new environment, personal issues effecting my professional life as my husbands continues to wait for a heart transplant, some of the most difficult students I have ever taught, and some of the sweetest students I have ever taught.

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It has made me decide to leave teaching formal education and try making a living from my own work. It has helped me be confident in myself, my skills, and my professionalism.

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This year I have learnt to say no, understand when I need to stop, give myself a break. Amazingly if you do that, then you have more energy, focus and resolve to get things that need to be done competed, and those that aren’t important you can identify, and let go.

Today my mantras are:
Go out and live it,
Don’t be afraid to make mistakes,
Try, try and try again but…
Know when something is wrong and chose to fix it or leave it behind
Make time to sit with friends and loved one and share a meal

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I thank all those that did this year’s journey with me, and wish them luck, happiness and health for the future.

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