Wednesday, 8 September 2010
Tuesday, 2 June 2009
Monday, 1 June 2009
Friday, 22 May 2009
Sunday, 16 November 2008
Another few weeks in Amber.
People ask me often if I am beginning to regret this project now that it is getting a bit colder...
I am so happy. I am eternally satisfied that i am doing something i have a huge amount of passion in.
I have been doing plenty of interviews for various papers and things... all local, nothing big, and also having a short documentary made about what i am doing by an MA Film group...
I am being probed with questions i hadnt necessarily considered myself concerning the piece... and it is opening new alleyways of critique and concentration about what im doing, what i mean, what i want, what i need, what i am trying to achieve... and that is a very intense wander into my own mind and workings.
I am being challenged at every step, and challenging myself to make sure i am doing everything i can, and everything i wanted to achieve when i set out on this bizarre change of lifestyle.
I am going to start the Free University soon... time to start properly booking in lecturers... People seem to be very into the idea... lots of interest from various groups of people, not only students, which is ace.
Sunday, 2 November 2008
So this is the Hogsmill River. Hopefully my future power source...Though my proposed water wheel will be placed further up the river where there is less obvious animal habitat.
This sloping part of the bank is directly to the left of Amber; if you were facing her as seen in the photo with the thumbs up in a previous post...
The tree in this photo is where i plan to place my birdbox.
To the right of the above picture, but behind Amber, on the riverbank, is this patch of land:
Which i hope to strim down, rotivate (keeping some of the nettles for food) and turn into an allotment to begin growing in early spring. I have had lots of interest from other people who would like to use some of the space, which is great; i wont be able to eat all the stuff that comes off it singlehandedly, so the more the merrier.
I also hope that this area under the elder canopy will be my outdoor dining area once the weather clears up a bit in the new year...