It’s been a long time

So long in fact that I am feeling pleased that I could remember my WordPress password! I actually don’t even have a clue where to begin, so let me just say that I survived my first year of Uni and am feeling quite proud of myself, and incredibly happy to have some time to myself again. Gosh, who knew I was going to be such a conscientious student who had to do her best at all times. Gah, so exhausting!

Instead of collapsing into a heap and binge watching Netflix shows, my unkind brain decided to suddenly notice what a mess our house had become, and how many other things needed to be done before the end of the year. So I’ve been sorting, throwing things out, keeping too many things, rearranging things, noticing more things that I need to do including parental stuff. Sounds a bit stressful doesn’t it? Well, it is a bit, but its also kind of liberating to gradually get our home closer to the way I want it to be.

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Art journaling at Mum’s

It hasn’t been all chores though! I got to spend a few precious days with my beautiful mum. There have been catch ups with lovely friends, end of year dinners with more still to come. I also have been plunging myself into my creative life  again, by getting back to my art journaling and sketching. I am attempting to watch all the videos of classes I signed up for ages ago before they expire, and I may have bought another class along the way – oops. I’m even jumping back in with Get Messy prompts again -yay!

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Gelli Prints inspired by a Creative Bug lesson
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Season of Nature and my current interest in the colour mustard

I have also made a new visual journal which is possibly the most fabulous journal I have made to date. I’m starting to put words and sketches into it, in the hope that this new to me way of documenting my life will stick and one day I will have a collection of them to remind me of my days.

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New journal in progress – waiting for glue to dry

During this break, I have a couple of new classes and projects in my sights as well, and typical Emily style will no doubt end up with another few unfinished things when I start back at Uni next February. I will probably also aim to undertake an unrealistic amount of creative projects during the academic year. Maybe ??? Or maybe I will just settle into a new and manageable creative groove after a few weeks of binge creating, watching and learning. Either way, it’s probably ok right? I guess my main goal is to not get to the end of a three year degree and have not kept that side of me alive and well nourished (or at at least fed). So if I have to do it in fits and starts that is 100% ok by me (or at least 80% anyway which is a HD haha).

So if I can remember how to upload some images I will do that, and then it’s back to the sorting. Please do say hello and let me know what you’ve been up to, if you have the time and inclination.

Emily x

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My happy place
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One thought on “It’s been a long time

  1. Yay! So good to see you having time to feed the creative Emily! And, yes, I thought you would be a conscientious student! It’s been a mammoth year for you and I’m so pleased it all went successfully. You’ve inspired me to get some more projects down on paper, not just in wool xx

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