while i negotiate with myself and others the post level residency opportunity thing, i’m finding being part of a conversation is helping me to reflect and make sense of stuff that is happening.

i’ve made another post on there this morning.  the discussion is about artist led and i think i might have swerved a little but for me the notion of artist led is very important because artist led provides a vehicle for ideas that are underpinned with something theorectical yet has footing in a world that invites an audicne to consider it through some familiarity.

i mention an idea that i got out to different countries, it’s the cup of tea challenge

the conversation i refer to it taking place here on a n and can be found at



after taking sometime to find a level after mondays email, i’ve asked some pre-project quetions of the two who suggested my unfancied residency idea might be the basis of a gfa.  it’s a new situation and my strategy to move the notion forward has been to use a google doc to assertain via some questions what in my  proposal they thought could go forward and how they would help this.

in terms of forest school(fs), i’m needing to play with the environment to try to make sense of it.

i took part in a fs session yesterday as a volunteer helper.  i really enjoyed it.  i love the dynamic nature of a session. working with a fellow trainee we experienced some really good things that we can learn from and take forward.

if i do start a gfa, i somehow need to involve fs as this is an important part of what i’m doing at the moment and i don;t wnat to be in a situation where i have to keep parts of me apart.

i have an idea of what i might make central to the gfa, i wait to see if the other two interested parties feel the same way.




my dream of the residency remains a dream.  within my disappointment there’s a small space of confusion.  taking the project further within a grants for the arts has been suggested instead.

i seem to be on a roll with supportive rejections at the moment.

longer reflection needed first.


i really enjoy the part of making a post where i think up a title.  it often sets the tone of my thinking for making the post.  today i’ve come up with one that amuses me as it has a slight vain of sanity to it yet really doesn;t give much away.

the two halves refer to forest school and level, the centre  to where i’ve made a submission to make a residency through the derbyshire wide digital programme d-lab.

it’s the second time i’ve applied as in the first round the opportunity was made available in a manner that was a bit confusing.  i recieved one of the most original rejection letters ever with an invitation to re-apply.  that’s what i’ve done today.

and now i dare to dream …

i dare to dream that i’m succesful with my submission and i get to create and continue with my forest school portfolio development, physically spearate activities but mentally now a lot closer.

as this is the second round of submissions, the reading of them all is monday.

i wait with excited anticipation to hear of the result.