Attention series No. 3: walking with wandering body & mind

Another blogpost sitting comfortably in my practice blog, rather than here. Some of the attention series fit one site or the other, some both. This one is about the experience of heading off to the riverbank and observing how my attention shifts from body to mind constantly, depending on purpose and context. enjoy!    Continue reading “Attention series No. 3: walking with wandering body & mind”

Jonathan Jones talks about reassuring rubbish – I think the objects we own tell wonderful stories about people & places

Jonathan Jones has written a piece about an exhibition in New York about collections and collectors. It looks fascinating. The headline for his text is “New York art show The Keeper celebrates our poetic obsession with objects, but how many of us simply surround ourselves with familiar, reassuring rubbish?” I beg to differ. It allContinue reading “Jonathan Jones talks about reassuring rubbish – I think the objects we own tell wonderful stories about people & places”

Story of Objects as a learning tool – changing the way we think about ‘things’

The recent research I have done has revealed that talking about objects we love, shared within a small group of people in a safe environment, can be life-changing (at its best) and very enjoyable (at its least). It is a great way to develop storytelling techniques and to express our feelings and intellectual approach toContinue reading “Story of Objects as a learning tool – changing the way we think about ‘things’”

20 days since last blogpost – busy times!

Where does the time go? Here I am doing a blog post on a Bank Holiday Monday, just because I can, and because, for a few hours, the sun has been low key too…. I’m writing a lot lately, so I’ve been updating my website a little to reflect that shift – regular visitors mightContinue reading “20 days since last blogpost – busy times!”

Feeling Unsettled by Social Making, in a good way

The Social Making symposium was devised by Take a Part in partnership with Plymouth University and hosted by Radiant Space. There were several overarching themes that evolved as the Social Making symposium rolled out over two days. Those relating to unsettling, succession and time caught my attention. Arnstein’s Ladder was also discussed, there’s an articleContinue reading “Feeling Unsettled by Social Making, in a good way”

Call for host venues for The Story of Objects – the next phase – workshops

  Just a quick note to get you thinking over the weekend – I’m looking for hosts for the next phase of the Story of Objects – maybe it’s you? The Story of Objects to date has very much been about ‘show and tell’ sessions, for research purposes.  The overarching vision – to create aContinue reading “Call for host venues for The Story of Objects – the next phase – workshops”

trying out Flash Fiction with Story of Objects

I’m in the process of considering how The Story of Objects might manifest itself in the world and I continually return to the stories I am hearing and how delightful they are. It is a privilege to have them shared with me. And you. One of the issues is how to contain them and keep themContinue reading “trying out Flash Fiction with Story of Objects”

The Story of Objects is now on Medium – do share yours

The more I talk to people about the Story of Objects project, the more I recognise that it is a fantastic tool for creative thinking and writing. This is an invitation to test that idea out – why not stretch your writing muscles and take a few photos of something you keep close to you,Continue reading “The Story of Objects is now on Medium – do share yours”