Like the Three Princes of Serendip, my MA learning journey endpoint has not been what I expected. It has been serendipitous.
What started as a mission to embrace the use of digital technology in creative processes, has resulted in an unexpected reconnection and reinvigorated engagement with traditional methods such as drawing, painting, printing and collage.
Although I have developed a range of valuable digital technology skills, it is the blending of traditional and digital methods that has really transformed my designs. These have greater depth than either method alone could have afforded me.
I have loved learning how to apply pattern to surfaces for clothing and homewares and like to think of my pieces being used or worn everyday.
I have a successful career in early years education but hope to develop a creative outlet or career, building on what I have learned, well into retirement, when that time eventually comes!
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