So when I come back after the Christmas holidays I will be coming back with lots (I hope) of new objects to get me cracking on new paintings.
I will be working out how I see my part of the degree show taking shape. The collaboration with others for the exhibition in the Andrew Grant Corridor is part of that. I think it will be a real test to see how my work will look next to other painters who have similar interests and if it successful we may be able to do something similar for the degree show subject of course to the ambitions of the others involved.
I am also taking part in two projects. The first is 'Adopt an Artist' which is another collaboration, this time with Moray House teaching students. I get to lend some specialist knowledge and in turn get to see Curriculum for Excellence at work in secondary schools.
The other project is connected with the Grassmarket. I have done a lot of thinking about what I can contribute and am excited at the prospect of doing detailed drawings which will highlight the history and continued life of the traders and inhabitants of that very old and busy area of Edinburgh. Successful participants will have their work transferred onto vinyl which will be posted on 12 windows of a lower flat on King's Stables Road for anything up to three years. This would be very good promotion.
Carol E Duff