Friday, 8 February 2013
I found this on a wall near our first house here in Devon. The wall has gone now. I'm glad I had the photo. I keep trying to remember everything all the time, desperately document my thoughts and memories, clinging to ideas lest they evaporate. It's very stressful! Current learning curve - let it go. If it's important it will come back.
I'm not creating a great deal at the moment. Professionally I'm off grid! Blogging has fallen by the wayside somewhat. I have been working in a school with a boy who needs one to one support. I'm so lucky because we are free to plan our timetable according to how he is dealing with his emotions. This means we are not too restricted and we spend a lot of time using art to work on the things he needs to deal with. Doubly lucky that he enjoys drawing as much as I do. We're doing ok.
The other bit of lucky business going on is my role as mentor to another artist, Sarah Scaife. This opportunity has been bliss. We are very alike and understand each other. Her way of working is incredibly original and I love it. Although she considers me to be giving to her, I am getting so much out of it too. Rather than getting sucked into the primary education system and wrinkling up like an old pot of cheap poster paint I am still keeping one large foot in the critical art world. My faith remains in tact.
So things change. Life moves on. But I still feel at home, which is an important topic at the moment as Sarah's project is called Home Truths. I'll elaborate as soon as possible................
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