anatomical correctness

Good supervision session, although I’m not sure that people are as well informed about mental illness, specifically manic depression, as I assume them to be. It is a good thing to remember as far as my research goes – maybe a need to spell things out more. The length of periods of instability – 6-8 weeks seems a blessedly short time for me (assuming that things are starting to move in the right direction) but I think Nat failed to

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wire bodies

  I thought that my next move would be to wrap the ‘heads’ but having experimented with this I have decided that they should remain plain. It would be more appropriate to add further text, and I think this should be my words, so for now they remain unadorned.

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android.process.acore is not working

Slight diversion into technical problem – I got this message on my tablet and it rendered it completely unusable. Most of the ┬ásolutions that I found boiled down to doing a factory reset – the problem was that the message flashed up as soon as I turned the tablet on and flashed on and off too fast for me to be able to access settings to do the factory reset. Thank goodness for this advice: B.Factory reset your phone. CAUTION!:

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ts eliot

Yet again at times of instability I fall back on TS Eliot – a certain point of grounding for me for decades, especially the Four Quartets. These two quotes are easy to recall: We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning.

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selling off the NHS

Indirectly pretty relevant to my research – the shameful underfunding of mental health compared with physical health affects me and many that I know, and is causing unnecessary deaths. There would be outcry if this was happening in the physical medicine acute sector. Soon it will be, as swathes of chronic medicine are hived off and run by profit making businesses who will quickly establish parameters for who is deemed worthy of treatment.  

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of dolls, puppets and other things….

I’ve been thinking a lot about making my figures more flexible/ animated, and struggling with manipulating wire into armatures. Then I chatted to an art friend who mentioned that her cousin was puppeteer, and had I thought about puppets, or using puppetry techniques? The link that I made and that appealed was the idea of figures that are manipulated by others, the ‘puppet on a string’ idea – it resonates with a history of women being manipulated and controlled by

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