17 July 2011
So it has been a little while since I wrote on my blog...I guess my organisational skills (or lack there of) have become apparent. This break has mostly been spent thinking of the work that needs to be done rather than actually doing it. It is very easy to get into the habit of putting things off when you know you have a fair bit of time. I left last semester with very pleasing results and a critique that went rather well, which very much surprised me. I have always vowed never to allow results to dictate how I feel about my work as long as I know that I have tried my absolute hardest and I have accomplished what it is I set out to achieve. The criticisms I did receive were minor and beneficial which forced me to look at things in a different way and the very sound advice at the beginning of the year from my tutor being; 'stay detached from your work so that you can continue assessing your progress', came in very handy. I constantly take time to pull my personal opinions away from my work in order to see it as an outsider would. The next few months will most probably be the most challenging and grueling months to date and I hope to document the process...good and bad.....as the semester unfolds. For now all I can say is; everything I have worked so hard for comes down to these final months and every time I feel like throwing in the towel all i must remember are the sacrifices over the past five years and the enormous window of opportunity that will present itself if I get this collection right!!!!