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My creative week - moving day!

Monday 27th November 2017
Edinburgh entrepreneurs group
I'm really lucky to have found a great group of creatives. We meet once a month to discuss our progress over the past month and to set goals for the coming month. It is so helpful to have them cheering me on and also to be able to benefit from their local knowledge and support. We meet for a coffee (tea for me!) and a chat. We were meant to be setting goals for 2018 and I had a few but I do think I'd like to think about that some more. I've had a lot of change in 2017 and it's been great so it's time to think about how to enjoy being in Edinburgh now.

Tuesday 28th November 2017
As part of my work for the London Jewellery School I have been working on their prospectus. I have been doing this for months! It is now finally finished! I'm looking forward to seeing how it looks in print!

Friday 1st December 2017
Moving day!
I'm so excited to be moving into studio 3 at Hill Street Design House! It's such a great location right in the middle of things in Edinburgh but also close to where I live. Many of the other studio spaces I've seen are in Leith or are to the south of Edinburgh which are a bit of a trek for me. For a while in London I was sharing a studio space at Craft Central near Farringdon (sadly not there anymore) but it didn't work out for me because it was at least an hours commute each way, not to mention the cost of travel. In the end I found I didn't want to be travelling into London on the days I wasn't there for work. This is why I'm so excited about getting into a routine of working at Hill Street Design House. It is convenient and I can walk there. It also has a lovely space that I can teach from so I'll be looking to plan some classes in the new year.
Today I went along to collect my keys and learn where the bins are and all that important stuff! The person who is leaving still had some of her stuff in the space but it didn't matter for today as I just wanted to get my keys!

Saturday 2nd December 2017
Silver clay workshop at the Art Club Edinburgh
Today I had my first full day workshop at the Art Club. I've taught the class many times and it is my favourite to teach because for most people it's the first go at working with silver clay and people get really excited! Today was no exception! I had a lovely group who all made some great pieces. We did manage to get the smoke alarm off which is a first for me but I got it switched off pretty quickly!
Here are some of the things the students made

Sunday 3rd December 2017
Since my last holiday I have learnt that I really need to take time away from working and not work all the time without getting some proper rest. So today I spent reading a crime novel by Louise Penny. I definitely recommend her series of books if you haven't read them. If was just lovely to lie on the sofa with a blanket and do nothing except read!


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