8.10 am. I set up the equipment in readiness for the 9.00 am workshop on stretching a canvas. My technique involves imbibing a liberal quantity of Jaffa cakes:
11.00 am. An informal, inquirers meeting for those considering the PhD Fine Art. (Further Jaffa cakes were consumed.) One needs to be straight with people regarding the difficulty of the undertaking. This degree is not for the fainthearted. Before lunch, I dealt with a pastoral matter, and with one student who’s bravely moving into sound editing.
2.15 pm. A Staff Meeting, and a salutary one at that. We must knowingly move forward into the unknown. Oddly, uncertainty regarding the future intensifies the present and one’s determination to act. Now, we have the capacity to do something; then, we will not. We’re faced with the possibility of immense change. Adaptation is a key to survival. But one must survive in order to adapt.
6.20 pm. Practice session 1: walking the fretboard in all directions … fluently. 7.30 pm. On with the scoping report. An end is in sight.