My school reports. From the age of six, at the lower school, till the age of 27 at the end of art school. High school i did enjoy loads. Yep. I really enjoyed mathematics, physics and chemistry. Once i could drop French and German i did so. I really didn’t like learning things which had no logic in them. To me anyway.
The first report from high school, in class B5, is my secret pride and joy: only the grades eight and nine. Other than that, i detested that year. I was happy to move into the second year A with Latin. Much better.
My grades did fall down over the years. The switch from Delft Technical University to art school was one of finally giving in. A month before i had my exams from high school i was free, to study for my exams. That is the time i started to draw again. And make earrings. While studying in Delft i did keep up with drawing. Friends of mine did go to art school, and in Rotterdam i got to know more people who were going there as well. So it did start to pull me more and more.
The first year at art school was wonderful. One of the best years of my life. It did get worse after that. Of course. Choosing painting was not good, and i couldn’t continue with it. Cuz of the O’s i got at the end of the year. Picking photography and monumental was better, and i did end up somewhere. Not sure where, but i did find something i was interested in.
In 1997 i started again, with my website. Studying, playing, experimenting, finding things, trying out. I loved it.
The eight years after 2006 were empty of works. I didn’t stop thinking about it for a long time. It did grow less and less. In the first part of 2014 i didn’t feel good, i hardly worked. I was a mess. And then, suddenly, in October 2014, i started again. No things i had to fix, no pages i needed to work out. I simply started again. And i kept on going. Until i could finally finish my presents with an about page. And two weeks after that i started blogging here on ellenpronk.com.
I know i’m a bit silly working on this website so hard. I probably should work for money more. Try to get work somehow. But, somehow, i feel things will work out.
Enjoy these old school reports. No translation, sorry non-Dutch reading people. You can read the figure’s and letter i got. I do hope you enjoy reading this!