I supposed I shouldn't start the new year without recapping what happened last year. And showing off the pieces that almost no-one has seen.
This was the year that I started defining the direction I wanted my practice to go, and the year I created some of my more powerful gender-themed pieces. Sometimes I still have troubles telling myself that others will be interested in the very autobiographical works that I create when exploring the ideas of gender and identity, but every time I bring such a piece into a critique it creates a lot of discussion. I've spent so long thinking about gender that I have to remind myself that what seems obvious to me is new ideas for other people.
I've started wondering what I'm going to do after I graduate. It doesn't seem so far away now, although it'll probably be another year or so. Time seems to be going by faster and faster, and I want to start preparing myself for what comes after. Life doesn't end at graduation. I need to have plans. I've been throwing ideas around, but nothing is definite. Do I want to get my masters? Start my own business? Go into fashion? I'm not too worried yet. I know that if I keep the questions at the back of my mind, in time the answer will become clear.
I'm excited to start another term at school, and to see what the new year will bring.