Thursday, 10 March 2011

Empty promises...

Oh dear! i owe myself and you an appology, i failed to post images of my work and studio up for you...
I do however have an excuse.... i lost my camera in my house! Yes, because of the chaos that is currently my house my poor camera got lost beneath the clutter, as i said in my last post, I'm having some work done and all of my belongings and half a kitchen are currently residing in my bedroom. This not only makes getting out of bed difficult for me but also means i cant find anything!!

I thought this week id make a little summary of what i have been doing this year, it sometimes feels like I'm not been very productive, neglecting my blog, Etsy, Facebook etc so i think reminding myself what i have been up too is a good start to getting back on track...

  • Teaching at Central Lancaster High School every Thursday. Helping Yr11 Creative media students make head dresses for the schools upcoming fashion show.
  • Working around 30hrs per week in a bar called Roper Hall in Preston
  • Looking for inspiration
  • Helping a friend
  • Physio for my back, due to a car crash last year
  • Attending the doctors alot
  • Buying a bathroom suite
  • Feeling uninspired
  • Feeling better!
  • Hair modelling
  • House remodeling, mum and dad staying over alot.
  • More physio (last few)
  • Working 30hrs per week
  • Teaching on thursdays
  • My nanna became ill
  • Helping with a magazine for work
  • Learning how to 'de nib' pva and 'white out' my kitchen
  • Planning for a fairtrade project in march
  • Preparing for an exhibition of some of my sculptures
  • Preparing and making more brooches for a Vintage and craft fair in march
  • Saw All time low in manchester
  • Teaching on thursdays
  • 30hrs in the bar
  • Yoga
  • Pole dancing
  • Physio
  • Feeling great again
  • Made a mini top hat for a friends birthday
  • Making a fascinator for a regular customer
  • More house remodelling, parents staying over more often than not this month
  • Hair modelling
  • Handed in my sculptures for exhibition
  • Had a very succesful craft fair at the Continental Thanks to Not Just Vintage Uk
  • Made fairtrade banners for Fairtrade fortnight with Yr9 pupils (photos will follow)
  • Observed the creative media students do a project at Dallas road primary school. They are Designing a mural for a wall oin the school carpark with help from Zap Graffiti
  • Staff meeting at Roper
When its all written down like this i realise that i have had quite a busy year so far, not prehaps so many crafty creations but a whole load of other things.
Im feeling very positive that the rest of march is going to continue to get busier and more and more productive! I already have a To do list for the rest of the week, my organisational skills look to be improving.
Exciting times ahead for me and my crafty creations!
Thats all for this week im on a lunch break, time to finish off these head dresses!
Ta ta for now (no promises this week, ill see how the house goes, find my camera and attempt to find a clean space to take some pictures)
Carrie xxxx

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Spring clean

Well its been a week and i have almost sorted out my studio, i have also been getting my house ready for a makeover, working in the bar and teaching at a school if you were wondering why it has taken me so long!

All i need to do know is transport all of my making supplies i have stashed in my house over to my studio, this may take a while as  i have no transport of my own, so will have to carry a few things at a time on the train and along the 20 minute walk up a hill to the school where im based.

I am going to make a promise to you and to myself that i will have some pictures of my lovely studio to show you next week and possibly a few new things iv made too! :)

Productivity in february is definately on the rise.


Thursday, 3 February 2011

Its funny....

....where inspiration finds us. With January proving seldom inspiring i have been waiting for that moment, the moment when inspiration comes unexpectedly and fills you up excitement and enthusiasm. Today was finally the day! It wasn't inspiration for an idea or project as such but just for motivating me to get moving with my creative goals, to tackle the TO DO list which has been growing rapidly since Christmas.

What was it that finally inspired me?

It was simply an early morning dash to Greggs to buy my lunch before school, where i help teach creative things on a Thursday! I was waiting for my tuna crunch sandwich and latte when as i was eyeing up the yumyums i saw the cutest little cake with a red plastic heart shaped finger ring stuck into the icing on top, all of a sudden... whooosh... i felt great, i couldn't wait to get to my studio and start sorting it out so i can make things again!

Seems strange that such a silly thing can make your day, i feel like iv woken up and am seeing everything fresh and new again and filled with things to inspire me and make me happy! This is my 2012 starting right here! Goodbye January and good riddance!