It was good to catch up with Wendy (McMurdo) our module leader to touch base on progress.
Unfortunately, my body is finally giving me warning signs that holding down a full-time job and trying hard to do the most and best I can for this MA is not sustainable.
I have been to the doctors and now have to have blood tests, although its likely my symptoms are stress-related.
Not one for giving in easily, I am still determined to do as much as I can between now and the final hand-in of August 24, but very much with a health first mindset.
Wendy and discussed the possibility of me taking some time off work to allow for a dedicated making window ahead of the July 26 show.
I will be discussing this with work next week.
We also talked about my decision to go back to including cyanotypes in this exhibition. Cyanotypes are where I came from on this course, and I more often than not, I worked in a circular style. Having seen the installation shots of Hannah Perrine Mode’s Europa (Pouring In From Taurus) – read more at: https://josiepurcellphotographyma.wordpress.com/2018/07/08/hannah-perrine-mode/ – I had already been inspired to make cyanotypes again and have decided to use embroidery hoops as frames.
Wendy felt this was a good move and could create an “impactful” display.
She also suggested making a new installation plan, and I agreed with her that I will probably make a model version to scale rather than go for learning new software.
I hope to have this done by Sunday, July 15.
We also talked about how finances have impacted on my plans for my final show. There is a part of me that probably feels I have to ‘make do’ with what I can afford, but Wendy reassured me that sometimes these types of constraints can make us more creative and inventive.
I’m feeling invigorated again for the final show. I love the lumen prints I have created but also feel that I am in some way coming home by including cyanotypes.
Now for a few yoga poses and to tick a few things off the to do list.