success

With deep trepidation I made the decision to transfer hosting of my website after 3y with just host. After a few emails back and forth during which I learned that my site was a huge 36GB due to having about 20 backup copies, which I duly deleted, I am now successfully transferred to hosting with …

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preliminary ideas

I’ve started to write some poetry again and remembered that I had bought Verse & – the last collection of poems written by Oliver Bernard before he died. He died 1 June 2013 and I was amazed at how little I knew about this charismatic English teacher who had encouraged my early writing when I …

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reassessing

A spell of mood instability followed by Christmas and then some fairly intensive writing (lit review, methodology, PhD application) has left me feeling a bit drained of creativity – at least on the making side. I reviewed some of the photos I’d taken of ‘Florence’ in December, and wasn’t happy about pushing that particular aspect …

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interesting article about depiction of bipolar on TV

I’m a great fan of Homeland, and have been fascinated to watch the development of the character of Carrie, who has bipolar disorder. I have felt a lot of identification with her, although clearly the time frames and extremes of her mood states, whilst not inherently unrealistic, are probably inconsistent with her role as a …

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updating…

Lots of experimentation with different weights of armature wire – I discovered that there is a definite compromise to be made between the chunkier wire which provides a sturdier figure, and the finer wire that is much more manipulable. I have settled on a gauge that is fine enough to create strength by twisting back …

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making wire armatures

Interesting and useful few hours researching wire armatures (clearly very much the preserve of model makers, especially in the fantasy worlds). I also revisited some long forgotten anatomy for consideration of proportions. This website was very helpful. Now for some making!