I have so many ideas for new creative work and so few outlets for them. The house and studio are stuffed with things I've picked up for a project and not had time to even start it. Add into the mix some academic writing, some teaching, family stuff and actually making a regular living and there's little chance of focus. It comes out like Eggs Picasso - a scrambled egg/omlette dish my mum used to make. It had all sorts of bits of in it - peppers, ham, onion, mushrooms, green beans, garlic sausage, whatever. You got a little taste of everything and not enough of any to be satisfying. It actually looked more like Jackson Pollock than Picasso and that's probably true of my creative life just now too. Not that I'm about to get drunk and smash up a car (well not the car bit anyway!)
Being sociable on the internet is a great thief of time and one thing I'm able to cut down on. I will aim for one post a month here and hope to have some new work to post about each time. Faffing around with Flickr and other networking sites should be curtailed too.
My brother Fergus and my cousin Sharon have interesting stuff happening in their creative lives just now. Look at their links on the right for more info.
Still I'm looking forward to my holidays next month. We're off to London to see Van de Graaf Generator again. This is what they were like in November 2005 in Glasgow - very cathartic!
Then, we're off to Brussels by Eurostar for a bit of sightseeing. No doubt I'll come back with loads more impractical ideas based on photos of art nouveau buildings and lace and bande dessine - oh and probably chocolate too! Better brush up my French now.