Monthly Archives: June 2016

June 29, 2016

9.00 am. To School, for the first of several Open Days during this year’s recruitment round. The weather did not accord with the photographs of the building and its environs as shown in the prospectus. No doubt someone else will … Continue reading

June 14, 2016

Maxims: Be true to your principles. But, first, check that your principles are true. Art and life are a false dichotomy.  8.30 am. Mad rush! Much has to be finished, decided, set in motion, thought over, read through, consulted upon, … Continue reading

June 11, 2016

Maxim: There’s a considerable difference between being an artist and being a creative artist. The latter constantly strives to move beyond (and sometimes abandon) themselves, their technique and style, critical acclaim, and a public following, in order to secure something that is … Continue reading

June 9, 2016

8.30 am. Off to School, and on with processing further postgraduate applications. (What a year it has been in this respect!) Judy Macklin’s course on Imaging Landscape has been in progress over the last few days. It’s heartening to see mature … Continue reading

June 8, 2016

8.30 am. A little Lidling for pineapple chunks before work: There’s always a danger that a day will fragment into bitty tasks, none of which is particularly fulfilling or contributory to the greater cause, all of which add up to very … Continue reading

June 6, 2016

Maxim: Anything more than sufficiency is superfluity.  9.20 am. My annual course of blood tests at the surgery: Over the weekend, I received an inquiry from one of our earnest undergraduate finalists. They asked whether I intended to project spirituality … Continue reading

June 4, 2016

Morning. The sound system at Holy Trinity Church is ailing. The installation engineers must visit to administer a cure. To oil the day, I continued inserting pdf images of my books’ covers next to their citation on the Academia site: ‘Polishing the brass’ … Continue reading

June 3, 2016

A door of utterance (Colossians 4.3) 8.00 am. An early morning email cull and blog broadcast, before a period of reflection and utterance prior to the challenges of the day. An hour later, I continued where I’d left off last night — … Continue reading