I did my Career Development file - all done and handed in!
I did my presentation today - I did it about my time with Robsack Wood school on my work placement - it was received well and Im pleased with it. I did a power point presentation and Im just glad its all done now!
So far all the units I have completed for my degree have had good feedback and I have been graded well. But..................
My studio practice is not so good as I have been wrapped up with everything else I havent given it enough time - what with hospital trips and putting my all into the other units. So therefore I only get a D+ at the moment as I dont have enough work to show - this is what my tutor said;
"Elaine came up with a sound idea in February - working with translating the immediacy of text messaging into the format of the sampler. Delivering the almost flow of consciousness texted message into the time laden and process heavy cross stitch of the victorian age. She is not interested in the sampler as an object but in the description of the time involved in recreating the text and in recording the sounds of life on the principles of the experience.
With only one short piece of film complete it is not possible to evaluate the potential for success at this stage and I have concerns that all considerable external pressures are impacting on this work. As a consequence at this interim point I have to grade this quite hard however, I do feel..." and then I need to get the next bit from him coz he photocopied it and I cant read it all - and I like howevers they mean positive dont they?
Anyway the grade he gave me is still a pass - just! I just got to prove him wrong that I can do this - hence why I got my workers beavering away doing cross-stitch for me - bless their little cottons - I really appreciate that! Anyway, I think that the cross-stitches are the important part so I dont know why he thinks that I am dismissing them - Im not - I think he wants me to do a film and Im not so keen - I will do a short piece of film but I really want to display the work as they are the living proof of my idea and they are important. I just got to get my head down and work work work now.