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I am currently in my 3rd and final year on a fine art degree and my project I am starting on is exploring the masks we wear in everyday life. I have BPD and wish to use the blog to record my thought processes and progress in making my final film piece.

Mop head conversations

26 November 2012

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I have transcribed the notes people wrote during my 2 days in the city centre.  I thought about how I was going to print these onto the mop and after experiementation, decided on printing using typed text and transferred onto material using 'magic touch' paper.   I was pleased how well the text appeared on the material.  I dismantled a purchased thread mophead and used the  material mop holder to tie in my 'new' mop thought threads to make my...

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Film of me and mop!

26 November 2012

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Had to take a couple days out of uni work last week so just finished my short (very!!) of my mop film. The commentary continues from my performance piece, about how we all need someone to open up to and how society discourages being open with your feelings and how we all keep our thoughts bottled up until things get too much. If we all had someone or something to help us work through our problems we would feel happier.  Often people just want someone to listen... I am working on the...

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Day two out and about with Mop!

8 November 2012

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Day two joining the community arts stand and it was a beautiful day!  Lovely and sunny and quite warm which was good as it meant people were less in a hurry to get to shops to defrost!  We had a good mix of people and the highlight for me was a young man who came in with his support workers and really got into the drawing project. He had PTSD and aspergers and said he really enjoyed it as did we. It was great to see the enthusiasm for our project. I decided today that I would try and...

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Talk to the mop!

7 November 2012

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I have been really busy today getting people to talk to my mop....maybe further explanation is needed! It started about 2 weeks ago when after a tutorial I was experiementing in uni with filming myself trying to explore how to show, through film, my everyday feelings and how I hide my feelings. It's only been since September that I have started to tell people that I have BPD, even my husband didn't know my true diagnosis but I feel that i wanted to share with him my condition. Someone...

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Sarah blogs about being hidden

7 November 2012

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I am currently studying Fine Art and in the final year of my degree.  Art helps me survive and without art I would cease to be. It has been a saviour to me and brought my life out of a very bad place to juggling a degree and family and everything else life throws at me! I am interested in how we keep our troubles locked away and how within society it is still a taboo to have mental health issues. I have always felt that I lead a ‘double life’ through hiding my emotions and...

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