Had a bit of a lull in creativity due to necessary preparation of the next stage in my career. With plans of going into teaching and therefore the need to study for a PGCE qualification, I have, over the last few weeks been attending teaching observation days as part of the application process. Although this has significantly reduced the amount of art practice time, it has been very encouraging and in some ways inspirational. Having given presentations of my art practice and it’s journey through this and last year to various classes, it reminded me of how my work has developed and continues to develop. Not just that, but providing help and advice for creativity to the school children in their lessons made me realise how I work with my art. As strange as it may seem, I saw myself in some of the children, however for me, instead of someone advising me on the different ways to approach a project, I am the teacher and student in one.