A Teacher; I put the bins out on a Wednesday and turn the heating off- it’s not actually that cold.
I also make pictures, some are dry, some smell and others, move.
I started this blog to record the developmental stages of oil paintings that I made. I’m often more interested in the process than the images themselves. I like pictures that reveal clues to the process of making them. Even more delicious are the clues that reveal mistakes and the struggle to succeed. My best pictures are the ones where I was gripped by dear of failure during their construction.
I ride bikes and as they get older, they need repairing more often.
Posts on here are sometimes made on my mobile, typos slip by more often. I apologise for them.
I get satisfaction from writing this blog even though hardly anybody reads the posts. It’s mainly for me, it’s about putting my thoughts into words in a public format. That fact affects what I write and hopefully avoids self indulgence. There is also satisfaction for me in reading previous year’s posts. I can then answer the question ‘what was I doing five years ago today?’.
I’d like to split this blog soon, now it’s in its second decade. Bikes and hikes will move out to a new blog, and only arts will remain here. More later.