I feel like growling - as unbelievably I have another cold! So despite making it to the studio, I found myself completely ineffective, so just wasted 3 hours stood staring at scraps of paper, bits of thread and generally being confused. There are a few key themes that I am trying to illustrate through my work, and it is a much more conceptual way of working than I am used to. I am trying to show time through the use of materials, depict memory found and memory lost, a way of containing or preserving time and memory. I want to find a way to embed these ideas through the process of making. The handmade quality of my work is important and I don't want the concept to overpower the making of it - I really dislike the sort of art that has some deep meaning, but looks badly made. I worry that although I have narrowed my research down, there are so many avenues to explore that I am still confused about what I am doing.
There are ideas here, but the experimentation all seems a little haphazard, I feel I need a process or perhaps certain techniques to help pin my work down. Questions, that's what I've got lots of!