Blog update.

Blog update.

Sunday 19th Sep 2010, 1:14 pm

You may have noticed that I've not been updating the blog as regularly lately. Truthfully I have found it a lot more difficult than I expected to regularly write about my thoughts, ideas and progress. I think this is partly because whilst I'm in the middle of making and developing my ideas I don't have the sense of perspective to write from. I have also found that I don't like to admit to having any negative thoughts or bad days on the blog. I know that having moments where you reassess your work is part of the creative process, but it can be hard to see it that way when you are in the middle of a 'creative crisis' moment. The time pressure is also something that is often on my mind as well the pressure I have put on myself to produce work and an exhibition that is everything I would like it to be. So there you are, being honest, I sometimes don't feel like blogging!

Looking at the positive side of things, I feel I have made some really good progress lately. I have been working on a few different pieces, including the printed cushion, a woven piece incorporating the idea of family history and another woven piece that celebrates something of the colour and frivolity of ribbons. It is interesting to me that although the ribbon weaving industry was a very serious occupation on which peoples' livelihoods depended, the actual products were colourful, luxury fashion items to those that bought them. You can see images of my recent work updated on the Gallery on the recently added section, 'work in progress 2...'