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Have decided to abandon this. It was meant to be part of my final MA project but somehow didn’t fit into my Learning Agreement. Have been really struggling with writing this document but having discovered a very useful book – Doing a Successful Research Project by Martin Brett Davies, am now starting again on quite a different direction. At last, thanks to the book, am starting to understand the difference between qualitative and quantitative research, literary revue and a host of other art-speak terms which, sadly have to be used.

I’m sure doing an MA is good for me but there are times when I really want to give up and rest my brain. I came across this the other day and so wanted to follow the idea…..

I want to live simply. I want to sit by the window when it rains and read books I’ll never be tested on. I want to paint because I want to, not because I’ve got something to prove. I want to listen to my body, fall asleep when the moon is high and wake up slowly, with no place to rush off to. I want not to be governed by money or clocks or any of the artificial restraints that humanity imposes on itself. I just want to be, boundless and infinite.

What lovely sentiments. Oh well, back to the books.

These are two of the finished, abandoned portraits. They became too figurative and I realised I had no follow-up plan. It was a silly diversion.

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