Wednesday, 30 January 2013

New studio space

I'm very excited to have just put a deposit down on a new studio space. I have been talking to the nice people at Sanctum garden studios and after lots of debating (on my part) and patience (on theirs) we have arranged for them to come and build me a new, light, glass & cedar-clad studio space in our garden. It will look a bit like this (above) but perhaps with fewer trees and with more dead plants in pots / abandoned footballs / space hoppers / old ice lolly sticks scattered around. 

In my head, however, it will look like this inside:
... with a view like this:

... and inside it I will only produce meaningful works of great talent and gravitas.

Yes. I *am* aware that I am in denial about writing up my PhD and procrastinating by dreaming about my beautiful new studio. Shhh.

P.S. I have a studio board on Pinterest here
I know I know.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Busy year

OK so now begins the final year of my PhD study. Eek!

I can't believe it's gone so quickly, my plans for huge ambitious projects have been whittled down into manageable chunks and I've had to reassess a lot of my assumptions about the way I work, what I'm doing and what I want to do in the future.

Image from my prosopagnosia work
So now the work I've been doing with people with prosopagnosia (face blindness) and phantom limb syndrome is coming to a conclusion of sorts and it's time for me to write up the research I've been doing. 40,000 words seems like ... a lot. 

Part of my reading list...
All those books. The trouble I have is that once I have got the book I tend to think that somehow (by osmosis?) I have actually read them ... 

Anyway, from February I shall be on sabbatical from teaching and getting down to writing in earnest.