8.15 am. Off to work:
9.00 am. Further second year painting tutorials. In the studios, some window mounts have popped open due to the alarming changes in room temperature in the passage from day to night, and from overcast to sunny weather. A pocket full of Blue Tack will be in order tomorrow. In between tutorials, I looked over the whole and responded to the, now, few anomalies that needed attention. Today, Phil (the Porter) comes into his own: the annual polish and buff of the large studios’ floors:
2.00 pm. Much stuff to shift before the final sweep:
3.00 pm: Room rectifications:
3.30 pm. More putting away (hiding), sweeping, polishing, turfing-out, bagging-up, binning-out, transporting, dismantling, setting-up, carrying, sweating, and flagging.
4.00 pm. Respite, in the momentarily re-designated ‘staff common room’:
4.15 pm. Then, website updating and large knitted octopus dropping:
6.20 pm. Practice session 1. 7.30 pm. I wrote up my critique of today’s second year painting tutorials, with Maria Chavez‘s abstract turntabalism playing in the background.