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I’m currently awaiting the outcome of a DYCP grant application, and rejection fatigue is pretty endemic now. I can’t apply for the a-n bursary, because criteria, yet I don’t like to put all my eggs in one basket…

To get around rejection fatigue, I applied to A Space Arts Open Call – Inspirational Women Artists for International Women’s Day.

The woman artist who inspires my work a lot is Yoko Ono, so Sleep Piece For Yoko Ono was produced in response to follow on from Lost Dreams, and will be available for auction in the two weeks prior to IWD2022, with an event in Southampton for the day itself.

During lockdown, I was awarded a Business Revival Grant via City Of Lincoln Council, which meant I could buy a brand new iMac, a camera, and Creative Cloud software, so I have use of this until June, when it will need to be renewed.

So I’ve been doing some rebranding, with a new logo. My son said it looks like a luxury brand, and that is exactly what I was aiming for. My mindset is now The Law Of Attraction: 1. Ask 2. Believe 3. Receive.

I used Photoshop to produce Sleep Piece For Yoko Ono.

All work submitted is included, so no rejection!

I’m also an admirer of the charity, and hope to raise enough money for myself and the charity.

I was thinking of getting into NFTs, so I’ve reconnected with an old Uni friend who is heavily into the tech side of it (an Illustration grad!), so here is my Discord

I’m minting NFTs on the most environmentally friendly blockchain here, including Lost Dreams.

As Grantium fails again, I am hoping to earn a living this way. God knows musicians and artists alike are having their work grifted for NFTs, so I’d prefer any money to go into my own bank account…


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Lost Dreams might be a perfect thing to mint as an NFT: https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/how-to-mint-an-artwork-as-an-nft-with-jeremy-deller

I had managed to make it available on Bandcamp, for subscribers only. But I might retract it if no one subscribes, so it can be minted.

Otherwise, I have put together an Arts Council Grant for Developing Your Creative Practice, which is all ready for the next round of funding due in April.

I was given John And Yoko’s Imagine for Christmas, and have been considering making new album artwork for Lost Dreams.

I aim to make it into an actual album and perform it at festivals.

 

 


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I haven’t had time to update this blog with info, but the track Dreamwalker was played as part of The Dark Outside for Aerial Festival online. https://aerialfestival.com/

I am most likely to put the project back into retirement, unless there is some way it can be developed further.

Like the crew of The Odyssey.


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I was seeking ways to either exhibit or perform Lost Dreams, either in a gallery or at a festival.

However, Coronavirus has changed that. 

I have made some temporary videos to upload the tracks to Youtube. The reason for this is so I could chordify the songs to find the chords to “play” on the keytar.

The research student whose experiment I was involved in is now working on another similar project at Swansea University, so I was seeking galleries in Swansea or nearby.

I was in conversation with Green Man Festival  to reveal the work.
Although it’s a nervous time for festivals etc, as events are being cancelled due to Coronavirus atm.

Other festivals in consideration are Blue Dot Festival, and our local Gravity Fields Festival in Grantham and Woolsthorpe Manor, home of Sir Isaac Newton, who it has been noted, developed his best theories whilst at home during the Plague.

In the mean time, I have updated my website with info.


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