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Resilience is like a rubber band

I’ve always been described by my close friends and family as ‘resilient’, but what does this mean? Is there a limit to this resilience?

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the notion of resources

there are two of us on the meanwhile residency.  our time together is currently taking the form of a conversation based on what we leave in the space as a result of us being there.  today i searched out thomas’ […]

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learnings made from making the sketch

it struck me today how the 4 week duration of the meanwhile space is going to fly by.  there isn’t much room to hang about  – massive pun unintended. fitted in another visit late late last week.  in it i […]

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What is in an hour … or three?

This morning it dawned on me that I might have had the emphasis on the wrong syllable (as my old German teacher used to say). Suppose it is not the listening to the Swedish language on the radio that is […]

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getting started.

hello world.  andrew here from the meanwhile space in derby, a part of the on going work by eaststreet projects in derby. before we get too far into the project a quick mention of how a meanwhile space might become […]

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meanwhile residency

a residency made possible by the work of eaststreet arts in a meanwhile space in derby with a taylored programme of artist support.

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Happy compromises sought

What a difference a week, or two, makes! As if I needed reassurance that I enjoy hands-on doing the four day ’art camp’ (non-residential!) and five days of distributing ’art-bags’ demonstrated to me just how detrimental six months of computer-based […]

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a time to reflect

there was a period of time with this project where it did feel like it might not ever end.  it is now complete and i’m in a place where i can take a moment to look back over the project […]

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lost

yes – i feel lost at the moment. music on and back into the post.   i have to admit that since completing the museum project i’ve been catching up with the whole pandemic effect thing.  i miss contact with […]

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and relax

it’s a wonderful ting to be able to say those words.  looking out the window now at the blue sky and vibrant leaves of the trees nearby i can finally sit back and relax – the museum of making project […]

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Go on let go!

    Today is Mother’s Day in Sweden. In the week I made a card to send to my mother. Specifically I drew a card for my mother. I cannot remember the last time that I ’simply’ drew what was […]

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Another new audience

  I remain convinced that I think differently under a white ceiling … or between white walls. No matter, I enjoy the feeling of light and space – no doubt enhanced by the generous distance between the studio window and […]

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fond farewell to jimmy

nearing the completion of both the work in the museum and the non linear project, i’m sitting with an emerging sense of capturing the last throws of the building / recant phase – ahead of the opening.  when i say […]

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countdown day

happy countdown day everyone.  what are you counting down to ? the view out the window today is with cloud and an overall grey palette.  warmer brighter days are on their way. work on the museum of making commission has […]

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68 days

the process of reflection sometimes leads me into the realms of personal history. this weekend i’ve been spending a lot of time in my head as i process the week and the submitting of the dycp application. on thursday i […]

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the annual blog

today i’ve added the post to my annual blog.   it asks my future self many questions.   i reflect it shows where i am, the impact of the pandemic and what’s on my mind too.  i reflect i have some visioning […]

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snowy saturday

hello hello.  feels good today as i’ve reached out to a local project to get involved.  i’ve been brave and spoken about my evolving practice – i’m currently investigating if indeed i practice in a transdisciplinary way.  i’ve linked this […]

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more notes for the bio and statement

its saturday morning, bright sulight streams through the dining room window.  in the distance i can see trees and willow proudly motionless in the sun.  i glance at the lit stove, it’s light sending heat into the living room.  my […]

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notes for updating my bio and statement

in amongst all that’s currently going on,  i’m sitting with a feeling of needing to update how i think and communicate about my practice.  looking at my a-n  bio it feels a little outdated now. writing about myself doesn’t come […]

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and we’re off

so here we are, 2021.  the blog theme for the year is around how i’m going to hold my nerve as we exit the pandemic.  in the weeks running up to 2021 beginning, the whole pandemic affecting me and my […]

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