Too much on – a bit of a rant!

I am just starting project 4 of creative approach and have a deadline for assignment 2 of the 18th of June, I am really struggling at the moment!  My learning log is up to date but by sketchbook is woefully thin. I have lots of ideas and just no time!

I am finding the exercises are a bit regimented and end up finding them a bit of a chore I suppose. It really doesn’t help that my daughter is sitting her GCSE’s at the moment and I have a prom dress to make by the 25th! I am considering admitting defeat and asking for an extension as I really can’t see how I am going to fit its all in in time.

Speaking to other students on the OCA textile page has really helped as we all seem to get this every now and again. It is lovely to have the support of other students when needed.

I had the same problem doing my C&G 1 & 2 but I did get there even though I was going through a divorce and complete life rebuild & move at the same time. I am really determined to achieve this too but it really is hard work when life gets in the way – I just don’t have time to work! Roll on the end of June when daughter is done, it should free up a lot of time and ease some pressure! I can then get cracking and get through the rest of the course on time.


About Julie Hooker

Having recently returned to my roots in Surrey, I am currently studying a BA Hons degree with the OCA. My work is often inspired by the local countryside in the beautiful Surrey Hills area and the wild rugged nature of the North Cornish coast. Steam engines and abandoned industrial history are also recent themes. A free machine embroiderer and felt maker; I like to explore the use of natural, found materials to create my art, whether that be as raw materials to stitch or weave with or as a material with which to produce dye or print with. Previously, I completed City and Guilds parts 1 & 2 Creative Embroidery at the East Berkshire College in Windsor in 2007. I was also awarded first place in the wearable art section of the National Quilt Championships 2008 and 2009 held annually at Sandown Park.
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