i’m not sure if this is the first bit of reflecting on this blog. i mean i’m bound to have reflected on previous posts, it is after all one thing i do lots of.
when i began this blog i knew i wanted to attempt 12 submissions this year and i really must find out how many it’s been. the majority are unsuccesful so in that sense i’m just like the majority of artists.
so as i munch a chocolate crepe and wait for my tea to cool, am i about to launch into something that is fast going to become a bit of a bore ?
ok. so what instead?
there’s a start.
i’ve been considering the block paving senario.
this is the senario of a company specialising in block paving being called upon to make an area of block paving.
i’ve been part of the block paving senario before my fine art degree. i was known for doing something specific and i earned money as a result. unlike block pavers, i wasn’t able to adapt when the technology advanced. however that’s not srtictly correct as i questioned wether i wanted to adapt, if i wanted to keep doing the same thing. as a high up proctor and gamble man said once “if we continue doing the same thing, we’ll continue getting the same results ….. .”
so i watch a block paving company block pave and i see in myself that i don’t offer a block paving service. i do have the mentoring service ticking over and those who i work with are happy with their progress.
and then there’s the artist as parent senario. this further feeds into the block paving senario because of the intervening one with the other.
(reflect on written so far).
within my world currently is much excitement in the family home. we’re getting to grips with the source of ingress of water and beginning the drying out process. the house has been letting in more water than my friends canal boat.
this excitement at home gets little work done BUT what it does do is get me to a happier place. abstraction gets me to a happier place too.
the wonderful thing of not being a block paver is that i’m not in receipt of phone calls needing new areas of block paving. this does concern me of course, how can i continue as a block paver without getting any orders for block paving?
for now i’m pave at home and make it a comfortable attractive place to be and when i’ve finished will see if i’m still a block paver or actually something else.
in my home i’ll always be a block paver.