Nearly out of the woods, just finished penultimate drawing week. Have I told you about the Life-drawing classes I’m teaching to anyone who wants to come from across the whole Art ‘n’ Design Faculty? Must’ve done – it’s been preoccupying, if not obsessing me since the Autumn.
Now, months late, it’s time for me to finish the painting and filming for “Dreaming Istanbul”. Gilles has been very patient. Julien and he finished all the editing around Christmas time. And it can’t go to Gary (Dryden) for him to compose the sound-track till I’m done. There are about 30 to do. Have to buy a new lamp. One kept blowing so I it sent back for repair, was still under guarantee but they’ve lost it..and they have stopped manufacturing that model, great.
Spent yesterday moving boxes of books, fucked today. Suddenly got a shiver in the early hours while I was standing in the kitchen writing my text about Drawing on the Radio (7th draft) so double aches ‘n’ pains – funny how this has happened as soon as there’s some major house-work to do. Although if anyone were to ask I’d stoutly deny that there’s any connection. Or hypochondria involved.
Stephanie’s birthday on Thursday, we’ll go tofor dinner. Trying to think of somewhere nice to go for the weekend (that doesn’t break the bank) – Finally got some of the pictures of Mersea Island that I’ve been making frames for up on the walls. It’s not how I’d like it to be – they’re all hanging from a picture rail and I’d like them arranged across the wall Academy-style, or surmesse, as I believe it’s called in French.