I am guilty of minor neglect of a blog. I think I will be content from now on to post something monthly. Aim for quality and stop kicking myself that I don't attain quantity. Anyway, here we are. Hello, how are you? I've just completed my second Degree unit, VIS18 - History of Art and … Continue reading Gothic Architecture and Modernism
I'm not going to give you any excuses, life is busy, that is all there is to it. But I'm here now. I completed my first unit of the Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art), and I'm very pleased to say that I achieved an overall result of High Distinction. I'm torn between feeling chuffed, and … Continue reading It’s a bit dusty around here…
It took only a day's deliberation before I decided to go ahead and sign up for the full Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) with Curtin University, via Open Universities Australia. This is not an ad, and I am not affiliated with either OUA or Curtin (other than being a student). I've always lamented my lack … Continue reading Jumping in with both feet
I haven't been spending all my time breathing smoke and complaining about being tired since the New Year. While I haven't been following a formal plan I have still been reading each evening. Earlier this month I procured myself a copy of Discourses on Painting and the Fine Arts, delivered at the Royal Academy, by … Continue reading Homework Friday – Learning like the Old Masters.
It's fair to say that the second half of 2018 did not go to plan. My 9-5 job had to become a priority as a couple of projects were derailed. While October to December is usually a quiet period for me, last year we were flat out until the Christmas break. Such is life. So … Continue reading The best laid plans…
After a lot of research, thought, and basically just trying to figure out what is realistic, I think I've finally come up with a learning plan that works for me. The basic framework for the plan comes partially from Dorothy Sayers' essay "The Lost Tools of Learning", and partially from an adapted version of a … Continue reading A realistic learning plan
Last night my bedtime reading was "The Lost Tools of Learning", a speech given by Dorothy Sayers in Oxford, 1947. You can buy a copy very cheaply online as an ebook, or you can also find it for free with a quick Google search. The copy I accessed was found through Trivium Education's website, and … Continue reading The Lost Tools of Learning