Wednesday, 7 September 2011
I've turned down a place on the Textiles MA at Manchester Uni - I didn't take the decision lightly, but I think it's the right one. I love art and textiles, but I no longer feel any need to prove myself by spending a huge amount of money on a qualification that will serve me no real purpose.
I'm looking for full time work so that I can get a foot back on the property ladder - a practical step that will get me closer to my ambitions than an MA will.
I think that letting go of the need to make a living from my art will make a huge improvement to my enjoyment of making and will improve the quality of what I make too. It will take the pressure off and become what it used to be for me - an enjoyable, playful, theraputic and relaxing pastime.
Once I've moved and got sorted out, I'm going to start a new blog and abandon this one. I had to make a new blog as part of my MA application and I realised how much fresher and more positive it felt. I've quit my online shops for now too. I mostly found them a pain in the neck, especially my Ebay shop - lots of stupid questions from people and unnecessary stress.
So, that's my update. Thanks for sticking with me and when I've got my new blog, I'll post the link in case you want to continue following. (It may be a good time to bail out if you're fed up of my ramblings!)
Oh! I nearly forgot, Amelia on 101 Birdtales is running an interesting looking experimental art e-course in Autumn. I've been wanting to join in for ages, but things always have a habit of cropping up. I'm going to save up for her Spring one, but she still has places left on her Autumn course.
Posted by Carrie at 20:21