So here I am in the middle of the busiest week of my year. I don’t bring my work onto my blog, this is my little place, and for me keeping it separate works. I love my job, it is so rewarding and creative. It inspires me daily, my students inspire me daily.
But this week? This week it has drained my brain of every little bit of creativity it has crammed in it. And trust me this creative brain is space filled with solutions to problems, ways of making weird and wonderful creations out of hair, and I don’t mean a beautiful hairstyle.
I mean an avant garde interpretation of the grand carnival Venice, an Egyptian goddess or even aliens, I work as part of a very creative team, alongside our incredibly creative and talented students.
It is the most important day of the year for our students, it is our annual hair competition, months of work come to fruition today.
Supporting students through the stress and excitement of the creative process. Helping them realise their dreams and make their images a reality. I have used examples of the work they aspire to create, I can’t share their work because of safeguarding. But trust me they do us proud every year, create masterpieces out of hair worthy of space in a beautiful magazine.
Usually I am great a multi tasking, maintaining my little blog, being a wife, mum and fulfilling my role as tutor and mentor. But today, today is different. As I sat down to write this is all that is in my brain; is the music right, have I sorted all the backgrounds, what if a model lets a student down, how will they cope with the stress. Will it all come together.
It is all buzzing and swooping excitedly around my head like cartoon birds, not letting any other thoughts flow. I wish all of our amazing students the best of luck, you will create great things, make us so very proud. Enjoy today, you will possibly never experience such a crazy day like this again, although I do so hope you feel this pride in your work each and every day of your career.
And tomorrow, I can have my creativity and brain space back to use as I like.
But until then good luck you are amazing. x