Recently, I was able to work with ACCLAIM magazine for the Carbon Festival.
It was an incredible experience and I was inspired by so many fantastic artists. We were able to sit in on the forums, attend the events after. We also met some of the speakers, such as Janette Beckman – who is a true inspiration to me.
I learnt so much within the 4 days and was overwhelmed with the amount of inspiring people.
I don’t know where that time has gone or what I did with it – but it feels like I never left University or had a Summer break. Not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing yet…
Just completed the first week of the year and I am feeling mixed emotions – a huge sense of excitement to get started on projects, a little bit of fear on whether I can balance work and University and a bit of confusion. On a whole, I think these are all normal feelings.
My first year felt like a bit of a test run – to get my bearings, really. I don’t think I made the most of it though. I want to say I did – but I don’t think I used the course to my advantage. This year, I want to change things up a little bit. I want to push myself creatively – experiment and have fun with what I make and what I do. I think last year I was stuck in the VCE mode – getting the best marks possible and following a criteria. From the Sumer break, which I’m sure I had, I realised that, yes I want to get good marks but more than that, I really want to make the most out of what is on offer. I want to see what I can do and see the real reason why I chose this course.
I want to challenge myself but more than that – I want to truly find out what I can do and what I can make. I am capable of more, I know that, I just need to do it. I need to stop procrastinating and start to put 100% into everything I do.
So, I am going to stick with Nike’s advice –
and do it well…