Thursday, 18 October 2007

Well...

Right. No more suspense. I got the job!! I can't believe it! In a months time I will be working full time in the print room here as their new print and bookbinding technician, my absolute dream job... It hasn't sunk in yet...


And I just want to say a great big massive *thank you* for all the support I've had from all you lovely people about this. Thank you for the good luck wishes and the wise words, it all means so much to me. In fact (whilst I'm in oscar acceptance speech mode) I think it goes much deeper than just this week. Since I began this blog I have felt so much more motivated to make the work I want to make, and follow the ideas I want to follow. All your comments; positive, constructive and so friendly, have made me realise that I can (and should!) make the things I like to make, and I've pushed myself too, because I want to show you the best work I can...


This book is an experiment (aren't they all!) and a bit scruffy! I want to make a photo album for my mum for her birthday next week, I want it to feel substantial and to open flat and to close properly even when the photos are in. The felt here is too thick but I like the effect of this binding, especially the spine, and it opens nicely. Hmmm, something to work on this weekend I think.


Now all I have to do is hand in my notice tomorrow... Weeeeeee!

13 comments:

Yvette said...

Sarah that's bloody fantastic, I am so sooooo happy for you. You'll do brilliantly I'm sure. I'm a bit envious that you get to be around bookmaking all day long. Well done you. I can't wait to see how the album turns out. x

Riverlark said...

Sarah, I actually clapped my hands out loud when I read your post. I'm so happy for you!!!!!! You'll be brilliant and they're so lucky to have you.
Excellent news...hope you're celebrating tonight!!!

tulibri said...

that's so great, glad you made it! congrats!

Catherine said...

Congratulations Sarah, that is fantastic about the job, and your dream job too, even more reason to celebrate!
How wonderful for you, and lovely that you have felt more inspired lately, there's nothing better than feeling inspired and happy with what you do.
Best of luck with the job.

Sophik said...

Congratulations sarah!!.. thats such wonderful news. ...and this book!!.. its beautiful, really incredible. That green is perfect. I wish i could feel its fuzziness!

Sue L said...

Congratulations, they are lucky to have you. it sounds like a dream job. Do you ever give classes on bookmaking .. for beginners ? I live in Hebden Bridge and would be very interested if you do. I love your work.

Heather Moore said...

Oh well done! What fantastic news about the job.
Love what you said about keeping a blog. It's really been a fantastic motivator for me - partly because it's nice to share what I've been up to, but it's also so brill to look back over a few months and realise that you've achieved a lot!
And you have!

Enjoy your weekend,
Heather

Hyena In Petticoats said...

Oh Sarah!
Congratulations!
They'll be lucky to have you!
The felt spined book looks gorgeous....the folded felt looks so lush and inviting.....yum!

Congrats again on getting the job - I hope it is everything you wish it to be!

xxx

Freshly Found said...

What good news, and what an interesting job! Well done!

Jessica said...

Congrats! Cheers! Hooray!

amisha said...

congratulations sarah!! print and bookbinding technician... oh my goodness... it sounds *amazing* and so so perfect for you. hurrah!!!
so happy that you are in such a good place with your creative work (and that now your creative work is also your day job!!). such a great feeling.
xox

Sarah said...

Thank you so much everyone, remind me of this next time I'm whinging on about something trivial!!

Feltbug said...

Really great news :) Good Luck with your new job - how amazing to be working in an environment like that.