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This afternoon I have been doing what work I can while coughing and sneezing in bed…mindmaps to encourage my year 11 students to explore their exam themes in more depth. Sometimes they struggle to think outside the obvious, and are rather scared of trying anything new, so this stage is a challenge for them, and me.



ImageThe beginning of the year, and a new creative challenge to keep me engaged and excited! After watching the progress and inspiring images from last year’s #tea circle, I couldn’t wait for the new one to start so I could be involved. Since taking on a HOD role last year, I have found I have very little time for any of my own practice, and this circle is the perfect way to make myself ‘make time’ and the collaborative and sharing nature of the group has allowed me to have fun with art again!

I decided to make my sketchbook, as I am interested in developing bookbinding skills, and I had lots of old typography journals that had been donated to the department, so I carefully selected a few interesting pages to cut out and bind together.

Typography and in particular ‘found’ lettering is a passion of mine, so my first few pages included some of my own photos from around the streets of manchester, some of which had been manipulated in photoshop. I placed these along with collage and drawing.ImageImageImageImageImageImageImage