FIRST DAY OF PHOENIX PROJECT SPACE
Spent the first day moving into the space and arranging materials. Started a blackboard, a mind map and planted some china with Onward pea plants.
Brought in my first daily offering: some grasses picked on the way. Taped them to some wall lining paper – we discussed papering one wall of the room.
Laid out some flowers and a small apple found on the road. Sewed and stuffed one of the screenprinted thrushes.
We discussed the work and material we had laid out. New ideas spring from these meetings and we agreed a daily meet at 11 am.
Our new folded cards have arrived and I cannot wait to see them.
My Runner Bean diaries have been sadly neglected this week while I have been busy with other jobs and planning the next stage of Breaking Ground.
OUTSIDE IN – We will be working in the project space at Phoenix Arts from the 30th June until the 8th July. This seems quite a short time to work towards the Open Day and Discussion Event which are planned for the end of the residency.
Susan Diab will be leading our Discussion Platform on the 8th July, and we are excited about her ideas and her input as a new collaborative partner for this event.
RUNNER BEAN DIARIES 16/6/2008
The beans are growing well outside despite the slightly chilly nights. I came to the studio to water them over the weekend.
Today I measured and photographed them. I numbered the canes so that I can identify the plants and have marked the height of each plant with a black marker on the canes.
No.11 is the tallest at 85cm and with 12 leaves.
No. 14 is the shortest at only 39cm and 8 leaves.
No insects today.
RUNNER BEAN DIARIES
In the last two days I have potted up 76 runner bean plants.
In total, at 9.28am this morning, these plants had 286 leaves.
Last night it rained hard. I must drill some holes in the troughs which the pots are sitting in so that water can drain away.
Already some insects are living on my bean plants.