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Things are busy, hectic in fact surrounded by an air of the mildly frantic.paint1

If I were ahead, and no-one was waiting for cushions, fired clay work*, photographs of lampshades or embroidered fabric for upholstery with open studios just 10 days away, it might mean that there wasn’t enough going on.  In fact there is a lot happening, the seat of my pants is thin but intact. Just.

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Hold on blog reader I will be back with the odd annecdote, photograph and offer of cake throughout the rest of 2015.  This is a year of change and during the next 6 months I will establish a rhythm and regular blog posts.

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*Recently, while working in primary schools producing clay panels, I was asked ‘what had the clay done that was so bad it needed firing…’ I feel lucky to have days like this; to drop in with a group of 4 – 11 year olds and watch them working with a material I love

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and there is always time to photograph peeling paint.

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It’s your life but only if you make it so ― Eleanor Roosevelt

With so much change in the air it seems like a good time for a Rook to really spread her wings. Time to concentrate on supplying orders, try out new ideas, prepare for open studios, a collaboration and an exhibition!

This is my last day as an art technician in a Village College, I have cleared out the virtual and physical detritus,

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packed up the model of my brain and am off to celebrate this milestone in a suitable way.

Do the things that interest you and do them with all your heart. Don’t be concerned about whether people are watching you or criticizing you. The chances are that they aren’t paying any attention to you. It’s your attention to yourself that is so stultifying. But you have to disregard yourself as completely as possible. If you fail the first time then you’ll just have to try harder the second time. After all, there’s no real reason why you should fail. Just stop thinking about yourself.”
Eleanor Roosevelt,