The blog has been quiet because I have been writing other things as the deadline for my long thought about, much spoken about but little written about portfolio was due in today. I gave it in yesterday with a big sigh of relief..
Partly I feel I have failed with this as my battles with those in authority to submit something creative (portfolio??!!) and at the end of the day the deadline was there and something needed to be submitted as, at the end of the day, I need to ‘pass’ the year and get started on coming up with a title for my masters dissertation.
I’m not entirely happy with what I have submitted as essentially it is an 8000 word essay whereas when we originally spoke of portfolio I was thinking of something a little more creative that reflected in quite a raw way the journey I have been on. I do like my title page though so there is a mark of my shallowness for you!
The task is now done though and I can breathe a sigh of relief … and feel a bit guilty of feeling pleasure that someone has to read it and plough through 8 appendices of ‘raw’ accounts of my last 2 years.
The great thing about drawing stuff together has been the remembering stuff from the earlier days that I have forgotten. I am quite often told that I am never satisfied and part of what makes me ‘tick’, I guess, is that I am always looking for and asking ‘what next?’, or wondering how something can be developed, or question where thinks are linking, or not linking. As I thought more on that I found this quote from Vincent Donovan, which I have recorded in a few places and blogged previously about here, which I guess both resonates and challenges me on a regular basis: