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honesty

sitting at our dining table i find myself staring out the window at a scene of slowly fading light with becoming brighter moon.  what leaves are left on the trees wave at me like they are all vying for my […]

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so many boxes, so many ticks

i can remember sitting in a well dressing meeting some years ago while the search for a new chair person took place.  the wise one at the table suggested  “if you want something doing, ask a busy person.” during the […]

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scary

scary – worked all day at derby museum and it’s been so good i’m blogging before i’ve eaten.  i’ve lead a gif and meme session.  put into the public programming after the artist rooms tate bursary pilot programme associated with […]

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sticks and stones and cpr

there is something very satisfying about getting to mid afternoon on a friday and logging into my a-n account to prepare a blog post.  for one it means that i’ve got to the end of the week and managed to […]

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mina minor

  my day today has been supported by forest school dog – i’ve been finishing off my 10 minute presentation for the smart story telling symposium in november. it’s been a while since i gave any type of presentation so […]

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orbiting of academic planets and others

approaching the end of september in glorious sunshine – its unfortuante that i’ve caught the back to school cold.  despite this i’ve had a good week, with lots of connectivity to people and ideas. i have to say that having […]

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melbourne pre-planning

there’s a little over a week to get my australia symposium plan in the post.  so what do i do – write – write lots, lots and lots. drink coffee make notes write.     all the writing leaves me […]

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managing and melbourne

after a weeks break at the end of august i’m slowly adjusting to september and beginning to get my head around what work load i need to manage. before i move onto melbourne i want to spend a little time […]

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self timer

  while i sat chatting friday i was asked “what do you do for yourself ?” i paused and struggled to find an answer. saturday afternoon after painting emulsion on two walls done after taking the dog out i sat on […]

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swimming against the tide

friday night, the dog spread out on the arm of the sofa and my lap becoming warmer from holding the laptop ready to type.  reflecting upon my week there’s been three main components. more sessions at derby museums, all of […]

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a week at the museum

my week has been spent at derby museums sites being part of the delivery team for four public programme sessions – diverse and interesting : tuesday buildings   wednesday accidental art   thursday muddy masterpeices   friday bugs and beasts […]

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once more

once more i sit staring at the blank blog post entry and negotiate with myself how to begin.  i do this ignoring my overall mood – one of tired hot slightly low yet upbeat at the same time.  i have […]

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A-Z of Leadership Learnings

A-Z of Leadership Learnings  #clore14 @cloreleadership A: First + foremost I am an artist; my leadership development is framed by artist as leader, artist in governance, artist placement group, autonomy for artists + audiences and how and when to take action. […]

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Oh No! Another Hero!

  “It is a waste of time hating a mirror or its reflection instead of stopping the hand that makes glass with distortions slight enough to pass unnoticed until one day you peer into your face under a merciless white […]

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Belkis Ayón, Temores infundados (Unfounded fears), 1997
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Berlin Reflections

The following blog consists of reflections and personal meditations on my recent trip to Berlin which was supported by a-n artist bursaries to attend the preview of the 10th Berlin Biennale.

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listening for the singing.

i’d love to be able to capture my feeling and place it into the opening of this post because i’d love to share with a feeling of uplift, hope, optimism and all round head nodding pleasure. you might have read […]

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the way of things

i like getting to friday and taking some time to reflect back over my week.  this one has been varied and i’m pleased to write today about a feeling of clearing i have. i feel i’ve cleared some troubling energy […]

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reflection

recently my posting here has been around myself and my life – a sign of how i’ve been distracted away from my artistic concerns.  there has been thinking about it going on and experience shows that thinking alone leaves me with nothing to […]

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waiting for the haze to clear

I read the entry from may. without holding the feelings I had when I wrote them,  the words take on a new appearance. The words are a little bizarre – I’m reading them like they were written by someone else. […]

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Echoes of Silence

The urn continues to be of great interest at present. I have been investigating numerous ways in which the object can be used in my creative practice. I have drawn, sculpted, painted and photographed various urns. Looking at statistics and […]

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schemas and freelining

wrapped up against the current cold i find a warm corner to record and reflect upon what i’ve been doing lately.  the young coproducers network and on going research for the skin and bone trio. the network, funded by an artists […]

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unexpected

this blog post is brought to you by the word … unexpected.   makes a change having a word to focus on, quite the surprise.   the session i facilitated today was at pickfords house – my first time working […]

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standing – – – – – clear

medical emergencies happen and remaining calm, focussed and in the moment are factors that will help the patient.  at the start of day two of my first aid course we discover one of our girls is unwell and i need […]

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