My Exoskeleton

Carapace. Noun. Hard outer coating of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles. syn: shell, cuticle, shield. While we are on the subject of hard outer coatings, (apropo previous post, Crustaceans), by changing one simple vowel for another in the middle of the word carapace, turns it into my very own version: caropace. Caropace. Noun.…

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Google Plus or Minus?

Returned from the recent Art & Money (3/3) event in Bridport, Dorset, I was inspired by one of the key speakers, Paul Strickland to have a look at Google Plus, and started to map out a profile page, as illustrated here with a screen shot. Not sure yet how I feel about this new social…

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What’s the Point?

When my son was small, if he was asked to do something he thought was irrelevant – such as: darling….would you like to make your bed today? – his answer would invariably be, what’s the point?  He was right of course.  If he wanted to leave his bed unmade, then that was his responsibility.  Since…

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Right Here, Right Now

Since my visit to the Art & Money event last week at Plymouth College of Art, I have been reflecting on my circumstances, as they are at this very moment.  And it goes something like this: Having completed a very intensive period of study for my MA in 2003, I needed a bit of down…

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Music In Lamorna’s Valley

The sound of the stream gushing over tiny falls in its relentless rush down the valley to spew its contents into the sea, is the most arresting thing that hits your senses the moment you open the gate to the path that leads down to the small studio cottage, one of three that the artist,…

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Beltane, 2012

Happy Beltane, friends! Fittingly, as we celebrate the ‘death’ of winter and welcome the arrival of Summer in the Celtic fire festival of Beltane today, we also welcomed our first visitor to ‘view’ the house.   The ink has barely dried on the sale brochure and as we bask in the first fleeting rays of sunshine…

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Quick Draw

I found 36 meanings for the verb ‘to draw’ in one of my dictionaries.  Such as in the analogy I have used for the title of this blog to imply there is a gun involved, (have you noticed a theme running through the last few posts?) or  ‘draw the curtains’ or ‘draw in customers’…..the permutations…

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Collaboration

The omens are good!  After an intense week of activity for our Transformation ‘scratch night’ and the ‘Britain in a Day’ project, I felt we needed to reassess the progress of our collaboration thus far.   I was also feeling I needed more studio time to develop work from the video footage we have done…

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Raido

It is that time of year when all those loose ends need tidying up.  You know, getting those dreaded accounts sorted; putting all those appointments scribbled on assorted scraps of paper into a new diary; updating my ‘about’ page; weeding out the old reading matter from the tower that has piled up by your bed…

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The Bigger Picture

“It’s The Bigger Picture“.  That was what Angie said when I suggested there was a tangible theme emerging from the Forum ‘Transition’ session yesterday.  The first of what could become an ongoing debate.   As Anja and I listened back to the tape today, we came up with many more questions that need some sort of…

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