Wednesday, 25 June 2008
The beginning of the middle
In my last post I explained how my three years of evening classes have now come to an end: the end of the beginning. Now I have to start a new phase, one that can perhaps be called the beginning of the middle! I've had a few thoughts about how to provide some structure to my jewellery making activity in the absence of a weekly class:
* Prepare a list of techniques to try, and then select perhaps two or three to attempt in a year
* Write my own briefs. These will lack the assessment criteria that were included in the real ones, but will include well defined targets so that it is clear I've done what I set out to do. The aim would be to prepare a brief long before following it, to avoid writing a brief to fit with something I've already thought about too much!
* Prepare mood boards, colour collages and other design aids, ideally as part of an Internet workalong, where others are engaged in the same task. Is anyone aware of anything like this going on?
* Enter competitions and challenges
* Prepare online tutorials for the blog and investigate the feasibility of submitting a project tutorial to a magazine.
* Attend the odd workshop
Can anyone offer any more suggestions or experiences?