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catching my breath

friday lunchtime and an opportunity to catch my breath after two highly charged weeks.  throughout them i’ve received help, support and good vibes from sue ball, the museum of making’s arts and heritage producer.  sue acts as a buffer zone […]

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t3 :- reaching prototype one.

within all the research and trying out of ideas there needs to be points of focus – usually a meeting.  there’s been one recently – a design meeting and for it i pulled all the disparate pieces of together to […]

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a cold bank holiday

there’s not a cloud in the #bluesky, it’s 25 degrees and unbelieveably i’m coming down with a cold ! i’ve taken sanctuary in the living room and time to reflect upon recent goings on.  the tired unhappy not feeling it […]

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leaving it.

today something has lifted – as i pressed send on the email enclosing the final invoice for a year long school project i realised i can stop. the head space that opened up was very very unexpected.  we’ve a couple […]

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john cooper crumble

“john cooper clark is on dessert island discs.” me: “no way !” immediately i had a dilemma – completing the clearing up or taking in what clarke had to say.  i worked it out and my life is better for […]

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at the front edge

we have a small gap in our curtains, i stare out beyond the chimney pots to big fluffy clouds illuminated by bright sunshine.  children and parents wander by as they return home from the school run.  i pause to consider […]

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additional research – reading(1)

alongside the practice based research, i’ve been attempting to broaden my understanding of the theoretical space i’m working in.     finding this book feels so right as one of the contributors is max schleser, who i know as the […]

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user interface and accessibility research

alongside the content creation, i’m also researching the user interface.  this is currently happening as two lines of research the main interface how might the work be made more accessible. the accessibility considerations involve me adding additional code to hack […]

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on site and content creation

new areas of the site are still being opened up through the completion of more scaffold runs.   recently i’ve been able to access the southern side of the sowter mill.   the scaffolding facilitates both work on the roof and the […]

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somewhere over the antipodean rainbow

random title and it feels a little random to be writing.  have been spending a lot of time in my head musing life the universe and everything and as already seen in many previous posts when i get this introverted […]

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on site

been on site today, really enjoyed myself – been a week since i was last on site – loads of new things to look at. from a bus ride over the derwent i could see how the italian mill’s front […]

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processing time + filming

since the recent arts and heritage meeting i have been processing what we learnt.  its been tricky doing this as alongside this commission i have other projects and commitments that need to be kept live and up to date. in […]

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Glitter, Glitter, Glitter – how I love you

Why glitter: a response (not least for Elena)   Elena’s comment on my previous blog and responses from the artists’ statement writing peer support group have promoted me to examine my attraction to, and use of, glitter. Here are pretty […]

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power of the word

lately there has been something that i have experienced that has left me unhappy, demotivated and disappointed. finding a way through this unhappy phase came in an unexpected way this morning – poetry. composing it out loud in the kitchen […]

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embodied experience

once a month i circle up with other men.  the circle is a supportive place to speak, share and listen.  what happens in the circle is kept in the circle, however i can speak of my experience. i experienced language […]

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marathon respect

the kettle is on in the kitchen while i day dream out the living room window.  the lads from next door are leaning against their fence, billows of smoke surround them from their vaping.  i leave the writing for a […]

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remote week off (2)

after my clearing post yesterday we headed out into the bright warm day and south to alnwick.  now famous for the home of hogwarts, our destination was another famous place – barter books.     having written up how i […]

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remote week off

Despite being on holiday I find myself needing to come to this place and reflect upon my attempts to play this week.  We’re in northumberland staying in a remote location where the wifi is intermittent.  I’ve brought the 360 camera […]

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life on site

in the life of this commission there are going to be some days where a special one off event takes place.  this week saw the first of these – a crane on site to lift steelwork into the second floor.   […]

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i pause again.

end of march, i’ve eaten and it’s still light, time to write a post i thought as i walked into the kitchen with my dinner plate. with the lighter nights comes a happier andrew.  for the rememberable past i have […]

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puwer, rapper and being daunted

there’s a lovely feeling about getting to the point on a friday afternoon when i realise i have the head space and photos to put together a post about my week. after the weekend of discomfort – my week has […]

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clearing

in my inexperience with social media i’ve arrived at an etiquette stanch to do with following up posts in which i have expressed something in such a way that might make the reader uncomfortable.  i think i’m talking about restoring […]

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way out is through

in this post i aim to reflect as well as off load.  i need to off load the feelings generated while working within a project.  the details of this project are irrelevent as it’s not about the project – it’s […]

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