The portfolio was accepted and so next year I will be a student again working towards a Diploma in Art and Creativity. Great excitement of course but with any step into the unknown there is always a degree of fear . . . a little trepidation is possibly a good thing though because senses are heightened. I’ll be more observant for a start!
Last weekend I took a two-day life drawing class which was a new thing for me. I needed to send 3 drawings as part of my portfolio and realised how little I draw . . . doodle, diagrams yes but not drawing. I had no idea what to expect, had last minute qualms but turned up anyway. Isn’t that the point? Turn up and participate!
It’s far from finished and it’s not great but then again, it’s not bad and I’m very happy with it. I’ve been through the “what don’t I like about it, what do I like, what do I need to do next” routine and came out feeling positive about something that, initially, I thought wouldn’t be what I would focus on next year – at all! Minds can be changed, fears confronted and learning begin.