Learning Log – Assignment 2 Feedback

Receiving feedback is such a fraught experience. Submitting my work for evaluation is nerve wracking and definitely an exercise in vulnerability. Having another human measure the quality and quantity of my artistic output is not my favourite thing BUT since my goal is to stretch and grow as an artist, this seems a necessary evil. 

My Assignment 2 feedback has come back (after some technical delays) and there are upsides and downsides to what my tutor had to say. Most was positive and really useful. 

My exercise posts are too wordy and diary-like. I am to pare down the text to speaking about what I’m surprised by and what I’m learning. Less feelings and process and more factual reflection. This is not my writing style so that is a work in progress. I’m definitely not adjusting well to this feedback as this is the second time this has been brought up. 

It’s possible that I need to produce even more volume of work than I have until now which is daunting. I am not sure how to carve out even more time to do this but must persist. I will do my best. 

I’ve been given instructions to vary colours and materials to convey mood. I hope my next assignment satisfies that, however, I am going to review each of the posts before submitting them (as I’ve already done the work and am ready to submit it) to ensure that the journaling style and content is a better fit for the feedback from this assignment. 


Assignment One – Mark Making and Line

Oh man, it’s taken me FOREVER to finally sit down, photograph my submissions and post them. Not exactly expeditious on my part (so embarrassing) but I’m often reminded that forward motion is still motion. So after many months of not actually doing any work (avoiding it, actually), I am now at the point where I’m ready to submit my first works for review by my tutor, Neil Musson.

The below drawings are the result of exploring mark making and line studies from Part One of the Foundations Textiles course at OCA. I’m deeply apprehensive of letting anyone see this work because from my point of view, the work is dull and not all that great. I’m hopeful that my tutor will look upon my submissions with more objectivity and maybe even a kinder narrative. Stay tuned.

Notes to Neil: Learning log pages to date will accompany this submission below.

Right hand Faber Castell soft brush

 

Wool locks handmade brush India Ink

 

Yarn handmade brush India Ink

 

White wax crayon resist, Black India ink wash

 

White wax crayon marks, 6B Graphite gently rubbed to reveal marks

 

Tombow marker

 

India Ink

 

Left Hand India Ink with Toothpick

Learning Log Entries for work done up to this submission:

 

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