Monday, June 11, 2012

To do or dot three




14 comments:

Donna Hosie said...

OMG, that is so moving.

Rachel Fenton said...

I thought it would just get it off my chest but really, after each page, I've thought of much more - remembered things I'd tucked away - I could have put in.

Thanks you for reading and for your comment, I'm touched it moved you.

patteran said...

The particular details of the narrative differ, but your graphic tale (literal and figurative) is my story too. Until the term dycalculia entered the educational lexicon and a body of knowledge demonstrated specific learning malfunctions, the word most frequently used was 'stupid'. I struggle still with number, map reading, directions, certain aspects of deductive logic - so I'm resonating away over here, Rae!

Rachel Fenton said...

I suspect there are many people still believing they're stupid, Dick - I find it's the short term memory involved in taking directions where I "fail" - any sort of lists or remembering in a hurry. It's so interesting to me you have the same problems, thanks for letting me know.

Thomas Taylor said...

I put something in the post for you today. I checked the numbers twice...

Rachel Fox said...

I'm the opposite I think. Sometimes it feels like my education allowed me to think that I am more intelligent than I actually am!
Loving your new stuff.
x

Rachel Fenton said...

Haunters was a MASSIVE success with Izzy - she's badgered the school librarian today - touting it as a must for everyone in her school! My turn now....

Looking forward to the postie arriving :) Thank you!

Rachel Fenton said...

I have this theory, Rachel, writers are only as intelligent as the people who read them ;)

Dorothee Lang said...

This went right under my skin. Your drawings are capturing - and brought back this dream, Beyond Here 3: http://www.avatarreview.net/AV10/Lang.htm

Claire Beynon said...

Hi Rachel - these are very moving. I feel all choked-up - and to think that out of the 'whelmedness' (as opposed to 'overwhelmedness') you expressed in the first of these, you created a constellation of stars. If only your examiner had been able to recognize the shimmer and wonder of those. . .

Lori said...

Hi, there, super brave lady! I am applauding your attitude and your strength transforming such traumatic experiences into art. This is why your work is so good, Rachel. Very inspiring.

Rachel Fenton said...

Those rooms - and never being able to find my way out of a building - they are frequent nightmares of mine. Thanks for sharing the link, Dorothee, it was quite spooky.

Rachel Fenton said...

Hey Claire, I think that examination was one of many black holes for me. The other kids in the exam thought it was hilarious how conspicuously I messed up my paper in there. A star of entertainment, of sorts. Thanks for your kind comment.

Rachel Fenton said...

Hey Lori, I'm far from comfortable putting this out there but it's easier knowing I have your support - thank you.