Saturday 20 July 2019

21 07 2019 sunday

Put in some time with the stored works yesterday and realise there will have to be a pruning. I can't hang on to ancient work that lacks merit. I'II see how the retrospective panns out and then have a mega go at it all.
Cleaned studio, brushes, floor, palette, ready for the off - UK for 3 weeks. I want to be able to come back to painting. Or at least have that possibility.

Thursday 18 July 2019

18 07 2019

In the face of hot studio and many distractions, have spent three days wandering about drawing in the countryside. Caught this woman walking through a field of scabious and clover, covered in butterflies so the whole horizon was blurred. Getting sentimental in the heat. But lots of studies of living growing flowers should I ever paint again.

Thursday 11 July 2019

11 07 2019 Thurs

Spent most of yesterday in studio, cleaning and pottering - lovely, except that I've started work at both ends and still haven't met in the middle. Its not exactly the number of unfinished projects, its more the bits of thing I've left out to glue, the brushes to be cleaned, the papier mache that just need another coat etc etc. Looking forward to going back but the sun is shinning, the market calling, the femme de menage needs lunch, l have to see the bank - domestix, in short.
In the meantime I've sold many books and earnt about 4p (=I get 80 cents per book) and have been asked to give a seminar on it in Amsterdam. What can one say about a cartoon book?? And the Spencer-Brown paper hasn't been rewritten.

Saturday 6 July 2019

06 07 2019

 Yesterday morning before the days' heat put out one of my papier-mache evaporators... here it is, sitting in a little pool of water. Happy enough. I had thought it would take days to work but this morning lifted it to remove snail...

and it sloshed! Water inside.

 I sucked some out - tasted of varnish. Need a stop of some sort to undo to empty. But it works and I'm quietly jubilant.
Need to find a vacuum former to make the plastic version. Or preferably someone to do all that.