Saturday, September 15, 2012

tapestry progress ... and feeling overwhelmed


Would you believe I'm sick again? I think it's the ol' OVERWHELMED thing again. I'm like a machine sometimes, leaving for work at 7.00am, getting home at 6.00pm, fitting in homework and radio shows in the evenings, and homework on the weekends.

I'm seriously considering doing less TAFE subjects next year, just so I'm not doing homework in *all* my free time! I guess that also depends on whether the Victorian government cuts the course altogether ... but I'm crossing fingers that won't happen :\

Anyhoo ... this post was supposed to be about how I cure feeling overwhelmed. Here is a pic of the remaining portion of my cartoon. I've worked out how many weeks I have until it's due, and have marked the cartoon (in red) with what I need to get to in order to be on track. It's amazing how something so simple can help that feeling of overwhelm-ment.


And here is my progress! 34cm out of 72 - nearly half way there!



Looking forward to weaving a lime green bat today, heh :P


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  1. I'm tired just reading about all the stuff you do in a day! That's very disciplined (and clever!) of you to mark where you need to be. Can hardly wait to see the green bat ... :o)

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    1. I guess sometimes even the most driven and organised person falls into a screaming heap occasionally, haaha! :P

      I will post a pic when the bat has been done! ;)

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    2. Screaming heaps happen around here more often than I'd like... ;o)

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  2. I know what you mean, uni is non-stop this semester, and I am just exhausted all the time, i feel really run down. can't wait til end of semester! I don't know how some people do it! I have a long trip to uni as well.

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    1. Yeah, I thought I could cope with working full time and studying part time ... and I have for 3 years, amongst major life upheavals too. But sometimes it's time to re-think and re-evaluate ;)

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  3. lime green bat? what is this - Irish cricket?

    But seriously, Michelle -one day at a time. You can only do what you can do. And Charlie and Frankenberger deserve time too - let alone Anita.

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    1. Yes, Anita sometimes complains that all I'm ever doing is homework! Actually, this weekend we've been out a lot ... better get started with my homework now (Sunday afternoon :P)

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  4. I get exhausted just by reading your post! ;) You do an amazing work whatever you do! I love to listen to the radio shows and love your tapestry work. I hope you find a little relief in your tapestry.

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    1. Aww, thanks Therese - glad you've listened to the radio show(s)! I love weaving ... but I'm not so keen on the drawing exercises, haaha! ;)

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  5. Hi Michelle
    Your tapestry is looking fantastic. I wish I was as far advanced as you; I hope to be 1/3rd finished by the end of the week. You fit an amazing amount into your life.

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    1. Thanks Glennis! And good luck with your tapestry too - you can always try the 'marking the cartoon' method. Giving myself a goal of 6cm a week is more achievable than knowing I have 35cm left in total - that is just *too* scary! ;)

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  6. Looking good Michelle. I read about the course you are doing on your blog and am able to speak to a few people who are doing it too - they all seem to work really hard. It is a big ask for a part time course. But I do know that some people just have to hand the work in late - so don't stress too much. I am the sort of person who likes to get things done by the due date and I suspect you are too but sometimes being sensible is important too.

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    1. Oh no, I wouldn't *dream* of handing anything in late!! I'm way too obsessive compulsive to miss deadlines, haaha!!

      The course will be changing its format in 2014 (any SW TAFE students reading this, please email Cathy for clarification). But I have confirmed I can still do Year 4 over two years, lessening my workload considerably, and giving me more time for my personal artwork ;)

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