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
Actually not that different. If you've been to my page before you may notice it has changed, for the first time in about 12 months. There are certainly fewer cobwebs. I haven't written any fiction in almost a year. My novel, Rule Britannia is still sitting here, edited, revised, re-edited... this is just the cycle … Continue reading And now for something completely different.